Scripture Verse

Looking for that blessed hope, and the glorious appearing of the great God and our Savior Jesus Christ. Titus 2:13


Words: Jo­seph M. Hunt, in Shook’s Song Ev­an­gel­ist (Cleve­land, Ohio & Chi­ca­go, Il­li­nois: S. Brain­ard’s Sons, 1883), num­ber 63.

Music: Brus­sels L. B. Shook (🔊 pdf nwc).

If you know Shook’s full name, or where to get a good pho­to of him or Hunt (head & shoul­ders, at least 200×300 pix­els),


Glorious day! when Christ, our Sav­ior,
Will re­turn to take us home
To the land of end­less plea­sure,
Never more in sin to roam.


Where we’ll dwell in glo­ri­ous man­sions,
By the Sav­ior’s hand pre­pared;
Where He waits to crown the faith­ful,
Who have e’er His love de­clared.

While we watch and wait and won­der
What that heav’n­ly home will be,
Let us bat­tle for the Mas­ter,
Who has gained us en­trance, free.


When He comes, we all shall see Him,
And shall hear His words of love,
Bidding us in­to the glo­ry
Of the heav’n­ly home above.