Scripture Verse

We…shall be caught up…to meet the Lord in the air. 1 Thessalonians 4:17

Introduction

Words: A. J. Sum­mers, 1909. Ap­peared in Voic­es of Vic­to­ry (Chi­ca­go, Il­li­nois: Bil­horn Bro­thers, 1913), num­ber 151.

Music: Pe­ter P. Bil­horn (🔊 pdf nwc).

If you know Sum­mers’ full name, or where to get a good pho­to of him (head-and-shoul­ders, at least 200×300 pix­els), would you ?

portrait
Peter P. Bilhorn
1865–1936

Lyrics

Introduction

Some glad sweet day, the Master’s voice will call me,
To lay aside this life of toil and care;
On joyful wing I’ll mount to realms of glory—
And meet my blessèd Savior in the air.

Refrain

Some glad sweet day, the journey will be ended,
And we shall see Him face to face;
Around the throne with voices sweetly blending,
We’ll sing the riches of His grace.

Some glad sweet day, the feet that have grown weary,
In traveling thro’ this lonely vale of tears;
Will find repose beyond this land of shadows,
And perfect rest thro’ all the passing years.

Refrain

Take courage, soul, nor ever fear nor falter,
Thy Savior will supply abundant grace;
In that bright home where all is joy and gladness,
There we shall meet the Savior face to face.

Refrain