Scripture Verse

We shall all be changed, in a moment, in the twinkling of an eye, at the last trump: for the trumpet shall sound, and the dead shall be raised incorruptible, and we shall be changed. 1 Corinthians 15:51–52


Ada R. Habershon (1861–1918)

Words: Ada R. Ha­ber­shon, 1905.

Music: Ro­bert Hark­ness (🔊 pdf nwc).

Robert Harkness (1880–1961)


Soon will our Sav­ior from Hea­ven ap­pear,
Sweet is the hope and its pow­er to cheer;
All will be changed by a glimpse of His face;
This is the goal at the end of our race.


Oh, what a change! Oh, what a change!
When I shall see His won­der­ful face!
Oh, what a change! Oh, what a change!
When I shall see His face!

Loneliness changed to re­un­ion com­plete,
Absence ex­changed for a place at His feet,
Sleeping ones raised in a mo­ment of time,
Living ones changed to His im­age sub­lime.


Sunrise will chase all the dark­ness away,
Night will be changed to the bright­ness of day,
Tempests will change to in­ef­fa­ble calm,
Weeping will change to a ju­bil­ant psalm.


Weakness will change to mag­ni­fi­cent strength,
Failure will change to per­fec­tion at length,
Sorrow will change to un­end­ing de­light,
Walking by faith change to walk­ing by sight.