Scripture Verse

…in like manner as ye have seen Him go into Heaven. Acts 1:11


Daniel W. Whittle (1840–1901)

Words: Ar­ranged from John Vei­lis by Da­ni­el W. Whit­tle in Sac­red Songs No. 1, ed­it­ed by Ira D. San­key, James Mc­Gra­na­han & George C. Steb­bins (New York: Big­low & Main, 1896), num­ber 39. Some hym­nals give the ar­ran­ger as El Na­than, one of Whit­tle’s pseu­do­nyms.

Music: James Mc­Gra­na­han (🔊 pdf nwc).

James McGranahan (1840–1907)



The night is long and drea­ry,
But break­ing dawn is near;
The Lord in dazz­ling splen­dor
Shall speed­ily ap­pear;
Our loved ones, calm­ly sleep­ing,
Have done with grief and pain;
We’ll meet them in the glo­ry,
When Je­sus comes again.


When Je­sus comes again,
When Je­sus comes again,
O day of joy and glad­ness,
When Je­sus comes again.

Oh, joy­ful re­sur­rect­ion!
A bless­èd hope in­deed,
For those who sleep in Je­sus,
From sin and sor­row freed;
And we, caught up to­ge­ther,
With them shall join the strain
Of praise for our sal­va­tion,
When Je­sus comes again.


The signs in­crease around us,
The her­alds of the King;
O for the hap­py mo­ment
When sil­ver trum­pets ring!
When, ga­thered to the Sav­ior,
We ec­ho the re­frain—
Hosanna in the high­est!
When Je­sus comes again.


It cheers the droop­ing spir­it,
It sets the soul on fire;
Our ris­en Lord is com­ing,
Our joy, and heart’s de­sire;
We’re long­ing to be­hold Him,
Who soon on earth shall reign;
O time of won­drous glad­ness,
When Je­sus comes again.