Scripture Verse

The glorious appearing of the great God and our Savior Jesus Christ. Titus 2:13

Introduction

Words: Ci­vil­la D. Mar­tin, in Bet­ter Con­ven­tion Songs, ed­ite­d by Lu­ther L. Lov­ett & H. C. Coll­ins (Tal­la­has­see, Flo­ri­da: Flo­ri­da Song-Book Com­pa­ny, 1923).

Music: Pledg­er B. Jones (🔊 pdf nwc).

If you know where to get a good pho­to of Jones (head-and-shoul­ders, at least 200×300 pix­els), or a bet­ter one of Mar­tin, would you ?

portrait
Civilla D. Martin
1866–1948

Lyrics

A wonderful time is just ahead,
The Lord whom we love and own
Will open the gates of glory land
Revealing His glory throne.

Refrain

A wonderful time for you,
A wonderful time for me,
If we are prepared
To meet Jesus the King,
A wonderful time ’twill be.

Refrain

A wonderful time is just ahead,
Our conflicts and trials passed;
Our wilderness journey at an end,
Safe home every one at last.

Refrain

A wonderful time is just ahead,
The groans of creation cease;
And all that is held in bondage now
The Lord will that day release.

Refrain