That blessed hope, and the glorious appearing of the great God, and our Savior, Jesus Christ.@Titus 2:13

Wayne Hooper, 1962 ( pdf nwc). Hooper wrote this song for the Seventh-day Adventist Church’s General Conference session of that year.

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Wayne Hooper (1920-2007)

We have this hope that burns within our hearts,
Hope in the coming of the Lord.
We have this faith that Christ alone imparts,
Faith in the promise of His Word.
We believe the time is here,
When the nations far and near
Shall awake, and shout and sing
Hallelujah! Christ is King!
We have this hope that burns within our hearts,
Hope in the coming of the Lord.

We are united in Jesus Christ our Lord.
We are united in His love.
Love for the waiting people of the world,
People who need our Savior’s love.
Soon the heav’ns will open wide,
Christ will come to claim His bride,
All the universe will sing
Hallelujah! Christ is King!
We have this hope, this faith, and God’s great love,
We are united in Christ.