Scripture Verse

The Lord Himself shall descend from Heaven with a shout, with the voice of the archangel, and with the trump of God…the dead in Christ shall rise first, then we who are alive and remain shall be caught up together with them in the clouds, to meet the Lord in the air. 1 Thessalonians 4:16-17

Introduction

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J. Wilbur Chapman
1859–1918

Words: J. Wil­bur Chap­man, 1912, alt. Ap­peared in Im­man­u­el’s Praise, ed­it­ed by Charles M. Al­ex­an­der et al. (New York: Flem­ing H. Revell, 1914), num­ber 75.

Music: Ro­bert Hark­ness (🔊 pdf nwc).

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Robert Harkness
1880–1961

Lyrics

Hail to the Savior! whose Passion is waiting;
Who by His death our salvation will bring;
Sin will be conquered, life’s day will be dawning:
Hail to the Savior, our tributes we bring!

Refrain

Hail! all hail! Sing hallelujahs to Jesus!
Hail! all hail! He is our coming king!

Hail to our Jesus! all Heaven is singing;
Loud with His praise all creation will ring;
After the cross and the tomb He is living:
Hail to our Jesus, who soon may be king!

Refrain

Hail to Messiah! whose triumph is coming;
Coming the day when we crown Him as king;
Soon we may see Him in glory returning:
Hail to Messiah: His victory we sing!

Refrain

Hail to the day when the tombs shall be opening—
Glorious day when our Lord shall appear!
Bringing our loved ones for whom we are longing:
Hail to the day when we meet in the air!

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