Scripture Verse

As a bridegroom rejoices over his bride, so will your God rejoice over you. Isaiah 62:5


Lelia N. Morris (1862–1929)


Words & Mu­sic: Le­lia N. Mor­ris, in The King’s Prais­es No. 3, ed­it­ed by Hen­ry L. Gil­mour, George W. San­ville, Will­iam J. Kirk­pat­rick & Mel­vin J. Hill (Phi­la­del­phia, Penn­syl­van­ia: Praise Pub­lish­ing, 1912), num­ber 88 (🔊 pdf nwc).


Jesus is com­ing to earth again;
What if it were to­day?
Coming in pow­er and love to reign;
What if it were to­day?
Coming to claim His chos­en bride,
All the re­deemed and pu­ri­fied,
Over this whole earth scat­tered wide;
What if it were to­day?


Glory, glo­ry! Joy to my heart ’twill bring.
Glory, glo­ry! When we shall crown Him king.
Glory, glo­ry! Haste to pre­pare the way;
Glory, glo­ry! Je­sus will come some day.

Satan’s do­min­ion will then be o’er,
O that it were to­day!
Sorrow and sigh­ing shall be no more,
O that it were to­day!
Then shall the dead in Christ arise,
Caught up to meet Him in the skies,
When shall these glo­ries meet our eyes?
What if it were today?


Faithful and true would He find us here
If He should come today?
Watching in glad­ness and not in fear,
If He should come to­day?
Signs of His coming mul­ti­ply;
Morning light breaks in east­ern sky.
Watch, for the time is draw­ing nigh;
What if it were to­day?