Scripture Verse

We which are alive and remain shall be caught up together with them in the clouds, to meet the Lord in the air: and so shall we ever be with the Lord. 1 Thessalonians 4:17

Introduction

Words: Ano­ny­mous.

Music: Angel’s Story Ar­thur H. Mann, in The Me­tho­dist Sun­day School Hymn­book (Lon­don: 1881) (🔊 pdf nwc).

If you know the au­thor, or where to get a good pic­ture of him (head & shoul­ders, at least 200×300 pix­els),

portrait
Arthur H. Mann
1850–1929

Lyrics

That glo­ri­ous day is coming,
The hour is hastening on;
Its radiant light is nearing,
Far brighter than the sun;
In yonder clouds of heaven
The Sav­ior will appear;
And gather all His chosen,
To meet Him in the air.

The saints, then all vic­to­ri­ous
Will go to meet their Lord;
An earth both bright and glo­ri­ous,
Will then be their reward;
And God Himself there reigning,
Will wipe all tears away;
Nor clouds nor night remaining,
But one eter­nal day.

O Chris­tian, keep from sleeping,
And let your love abound;
Be watchful, prayerful, faithful,
The trumpet soon will sound!
O Sinner, hear the warning!
To Je­sus quickly fly!
Then you, in that blest morning,
May meet Him in the sky!