Scripture Verse

Surely I come quickly. Revelation 22:20


Words: Will­iam S. Mc­Ken­zie, in Tears and Tri­umphs, ed­it­ed by Le­an­der L. Pick­ett, Mar­tin W. Knapp & John R. Bry­ant (Co­lum­bia, South Ca­ro­li­na: Le­an­der L. Pick­ett, 1894), num­ber 152.

Music: Ag­ra Frank M. Lamb (🔊 pdf nwc).

If you know where to get a good pho­to of Mc­Ken­zie or Lamb (head-and-shoul­ders, at least 200×300 pix­els), would you ?


In the crimson blush of morning,
In the glitter of the noon,
In the midnight’s gloomy darkness,
Or the gleaming of the moon,
In the stillness of the twilight,
As it shimmers in the sky,
We are watching, we are waiting
For the end that draweth nigh.

We shall see Him in His splendor
And amid a countless throng,
On the clouds to earth descending
With a movement swift and strong;
And the angels round about Him,
In their dazzling white array,
While before Him sounds the summons
For the final judgment day.

And the trumpet’s pealing clangor
Will appalling terrors spread;
It will break the sleep of ages,
And will rouse the sheeted dead;
Waxing loud and ever louder,
It will pierce to every tomb;
It will call the saints to glory,
And the sinners to their doom.

He will welcome all His people,
He will diadem His own;
He will show to them His glory,
And will share with them His throne;
And forever in His presence
They shall see Him face to face,
While they chant His matchless wisdom,
And extol His wondrous grace.

He is coming, surely coming,
For His promise cannot fail;
And the scoffers shall behold Him,
And before Him they shall quail!
He is coming, quickly coming!
But His coming we shall greet,
We have waited for His advent,
And have listened for His feet.