Scripture Verse

…to meet the Lord in the air. 1 Thessalonians 4:17

Introduction

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Civilla D. Martin
1866–1948

Words: Ci­vil­la D. Mar­tin, in Hymns of the Se­cond Com­ing of Our Lord Je­sus Christ, ed­it­ed by Bai­lie Brown & Pe­ter Bil­horn (Chi­ca­go, Il­li­nois: Bil­horn Bro­thers, 1911), num­ber 20.

Music: Pe­ter P. Bil­horn (🔊 pdf nwc).

If you know where to get a bet­ter pho­to of Mar­tin, would you ?

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Peter P. Bilhorn
1865–1936

Lyrics

Lyrics

Will you be there, with Christ in the air?
Where all His own shall greet Him,
Will you be sad? or will you be glad?
When at the throne you meet Him?

Refrain

When the dear Lord shall come
To gather His loved ones home;
Will you be there, His glory to share,
When the dear Lord shall come?

Will a reward by Jesus the Lord
Welcome your soul to Heaven?
Treasures untold, far richer than gold,
That day to you be given?

Refrain

Oh what a loss, if nothing but dross
Unto the Lord you proffer;
Working time passed, a crown at the last,
Jesus to you shall offer.

Refrain