Scripture Verse

When He shall appear, we shall be like Him; for we shall see Him as He is. 1 John 3:2


Rigdon M. McIntosh (1836–1899)

Words: Lou­la K. Ro­gers, in New Life, ed­it­ed by Rig­don M. Mc­In­tosh & Will­iam George Et­ter Cun­nyng­ham (Nash­ville, Ten­nes­see: Sou­thern Me­tho­dist Pub­lish­ing House, 1879), pag­es 106–07.

Music: Hunt­ing­ton Beach Rig­don M. Mc­In­tosh (🔊 pdf nwc).

If you know where to get a good pho­to of Ro­gers (head & shoul­ders, at least 200×300 pix­els),


No one can tell when the Sav­ior shall come,
Whether in day, or in night’s so­lemn gloom;
But this we know, and it bring­eth sweet cheer—


We shall be like Him,
When He shall ap­pear!
When He shall ap­pear, when He shall ap­pear
We shall be like Him, when He shall ap­pear!

Oh, bless­èd hope, that hath lift­ed the weak,
And thrilled with rap­ture the thirs­ty who seek
Joy at the foun­tain that flows ev­er clear,


Even to me this sweet pro­mise is giv’n!
That I may shine in the glo­ry of Heav’n;
Life’s hea­vy bur­dens I’ll cheer­ful­ly bear;


Oh, let us strive, then, to work with a will.
Soon He will come and His pro­mise ful­fill.
Ever be rea­dy His sum­mons to hear,