We which are alive and remain shall be caught up together with them in the clouds, to meet the Lord in the air: and so shall we ever be with the Lord. 1 Thessalonians 4:17
Words: Lewis Cates, in Truth and Hope (Hudson, North Carolina: Teachers’ Music Publishing, 1919), number 181.
If you know where to get a good photo of Cates (head & shoulders, at least 200×300 pixels), or a better one of Bacon,
Soon our journey will be ended,
Soon our trials will be o’er;
We shall dwell with Christ, our Savior,
On the bright eternal shore.
We shall meet our great Redeemer,
Songs of praises we shall sing,
Every soul with gladness thrilling,
In the presence of our king.
We shall meet our friends and loved ones
Who are waiting at the door;
There’ll be many a happy meeting,
On the bright celestial shore.
There the wicked cease from troubling,
There the weary are at rest;
Free from pain and woe and sorrow,
We shall be forever blest.