Scripture Verse

Come, Lord Jesus. Revelation 22:20

Introduction

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James M. Gray
1851–1935

Words: James M. Gray, in Hymns, Psalms and Gos­pel Songs with Re­spon­sive Read­ings, by James Mc­Gra­na­han (Chi­ca­go, Il­li­nois: Wi­no­na Pub­lish­ing, 1904), num­ber 439.

Music: Ow­en F. Pugh (🔊 pdf nwc).

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Owen F. Pugh
1867–1920

Lyrics

O dear and longed-for Sav­ior,
When wilt Thou come again?
The promise of Thy coming
Awakes one loud Amen!
Our hearts so long have waited,
Our eyes so long have strained!
Why tarry so, O chariot,
Why are thy wheels restrained?

Refrain

Return, Lord Je­sus,
Thy chariot wheels run slow!
O hasten Thine appearing,
Thy glo­ry, Thy glo­ry, glo­ry show!

Ten thousand hearts are waiting,
Ten thousand faces turn
Up toward the clouds of glo­ry,
Thy movements to discern.
We hearken for the trumpet,
The great archangel’s voice;
Break forth, O grand hosannas!
Let Heav’n and earth rejoice!

Refrain

Is yon unearthly glo­ry,
That steals across the sky,
The marshaling of Thy myriads,
That tells us Thou art nigh?
Our hearts beat high, Lord Je­sus,
And our glad spirits rise;
Divide, ye starry heavens,
Reveal Him to our eyes!

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