Scripture Verse

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

Introduction

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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-and-shoul­ders, at least 200×300 pix­els), would you ?

Lyrics

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—

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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,

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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;

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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,

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