Scripture Verse

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: Then 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 4:16–17

Introduction

Words & Mu­sic: Hal­dor Lil­le­nas, in Jew­el Songs, ed­it­ed by Mr. & Mrs. John T. Ben­son (Nash­ville, Ten­nes­see: Pen­te­cost­al Mis­sion Pub­lish­ing, 1910), num­ber 8 (🔊 pdf nwc).

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Haldor Lillenas
1885–1959

Lyrics

On the great eter­nal morn­ing,
When we’ll hear the trum­pet blast,
When eter­nal day is dawn­ing
And the night of sin is past;
When we see the Sav­ior com­ing
In His glo­ri­ous ar­ray,
Hallelujah! what a greet­ing
There will be that day!

Refrain

What a greet­ing, what a meet­ing,
When our Sav­ior we shall see by and by!
What a greet­ing, what a meet­ing,
When the bless­èd Sav­ior comes in the sky!

When the sun of right­eous­ness shall
Rise above the east­ern hills,
When its gold­en rays in splen­dor
Glitter o’er the rocks and rills,
On that re­sur­rect­ion morn­ing
Wen the dead in Christ shall rise,
We will shout to meet each oth­er
Yonder in the skies.

Refrain

There will be no sin or ev­il,
And the temp­ter will be bound;
In the place of grief and sor­row
Shouts of glo­ry will re­sound;
We shall reign with Christ a thou­sand years,
His face we then shall see;
Hallelujah! what a time of glo­ry that will be!

Refrain