Scripture Verse

This same Jesus, who has been taken from you into Heaven, shall come in like manner as you have seen Him go into Heaven. Acts 1:11

Introduction

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May Agnew Stephens
(1865–1935)

Words: E. M. Ex­ton, 1903. Ap­peared in Hymns of the Chris­tian Life No. 3, ed­it­ed by Al­bert B. Simp­son, May Ste­phens & Mar­ga­ret M. Simp­son (New York: Al­li­ance Press, 1904), num­ber 147, alt.

Music: May A. Ste­phens (🔊 pdf nwc).

If you know Ex­ton’s full name, or where to get a good pho­to of him (head-and-shoul­ders, at least 200×300 pix­els), would you ?

Lyrics

Just the same Jesus! It fills us with gladness
That just the same Jesus is coming again!
The same that was slain upon Calvary’s mountain
Is coming to earth, in His glory to reign.

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Just the same Jesus! Just the same Jesus!
Just the same Jesus is coming again;
The same that was slain upon Calvary’s mountain
Is coming to earth in His glory to reign.

Just the same Jesus shall come in like manner
As when He ascended from Olivet’s hill!
The Christ, the Messiah! Our blessèd Redeemer!
Is coming with blessings the whole world to fill.

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Just the same Jesus, but robed in His glory!
Long past are the thorns, and the mocking and pain;
No more to be pierced by the nail or the spear thrust!
Now only the memory and scars will remain.

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Just the same Jesus, and God will bring with Him
All those who have fallen asleep in the Lord!
So tell this good news to the mourner in pity—
Naught else on this earth can such comfort afford.

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Just the same Jesus, the Lord keep us watching!
The signs of His coming are seen far and near.
The night is far spent, and the day is approaching
When Christ in His glory and pow’r shall appear.

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Just the same Jesus! All eyes shall behold Him,
Exalted to honor where once He was slain!
The great King of kings, all the nations shall crown Him!
For o’er all the earth He in glory shall reign.

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