The Lord Himself shall descend from Heaven with a shout, with the voice of the archangel, and with the trump of God: and the dead in Christ shall rise first.@1 Thessalonians 4:16

W. A. Berry ( pdf nwc).

If I should be living when Jesus comes,
And could know the day and the hour,
I’d like to be standing at mother’s tomb
When Jesus comes in His power.

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’Twill be a wonderful, happy day,
Up there on the golden strand,
When I can hear Jesus my Savior say,
Shake hands with mother again.

I’d like to say, Mother, this is your boy,
You left when you went away;
And now, my dear mother, it gives me great joy
To see you again today.

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There’s coming a time when I can go home
To meet my loved ones up there;
There I can see Jesus upon His throne
In that bright city so fair.

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There’ll be no more sorrow or pain to bear
In that home beyond the sky;
A glorious thought when we all get there,
We never will say, goodbye.

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