Scripture Verse

The Lord Himself shall descend from Heaven with a shout, with the voice of the archangel, and with the trump of God. 1 Thessalonians 4:16


Words: Tho­mas Gra­ham, in The Great Day; Notes and Com­ments on the Book of Re­ve­la­tion (Lon­don: S. W. Part­ridge, 1884), pag­es 325–26.

Music: Edith Tho­mas Gra­ham, 1884 (🔊 pdf nwc).

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When the King comes back
From the far-off land,
And the trumpet sounds to meet Him;
Oh! the joy that thrills
Through the raptured band
Of the saints, as they rise to greet Him.

When the morning breaks
On the hills of time,
And the shadows all are fleeing;
And the Bride awakes
To the marriage chime,
And her faith is turned to seeing.

When the fight is o’er,
And the victory won,
And vanquished foe is flying;
And the Captain calls
Us every one
To the crown of life undying.

When the curse rolls away
As He comes to reign,
And the heavens and the earth adore Him,
Whose ransom He paid,
And beholds them again
His own fair world before Him.

Oh! hasten, Lord,
That happy, happy day,
And the kingdom of Thy glory;
For our spirits burn
As we muse on Thy return
In the sweet, sweet Gospel story.

Oh! we long to see
Thee face to face,
Where faith no longer abideth;
Oh! we long to behold
Thy full beauty and grace,
Where the vision never fadeth.

Oh! we long for the hour
When Thy blood-bought power,
Shall bring Thy full salvation;
And the earth resound
To her utmost bound
With the song of the new creation.

All blessing, glory,
And honor be,
And praise that ceaseth never,
To Him that sits
Upon the throne,
And to the Lamb for ever.