Scripture Verse

Then shall they see the Son of man coming in the clouds with great power and glory. Mark 13:26

Introduction

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Eliza E. Hewitt
1851–1920

Words: Eli­za E. Hew­itt, in Win­ning Songs, ed­it­ed by John Swe­ney & Will­iam J. Kirk­pat­rick (Phi­la­del­phia, Penn­syl­van­ia: John J. Hood, 1892), num­ber 27.

Music: John R. Swe­ney (🔊 pdf nwc).

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John R. Sweney
1837–1899

Lyrics

When on clouds of glo­ry
Jesus comes again,
Comes with shin­ing an­gels,
Evermore to reign;
Will we greet His tri­umph
With a song of praise?
Or in si­lent rap­ture
On His beau­ty gaze?

Refrain

On the Mount of Ol­ives,
When His feet shall rest,
Where shall we be num­bered, you and I?
Called among the ran­somed,
Known among the blest?
Shall we there be num­bered, you and I?

When the great arch­an­gel
Sounds the trum­pet clear,
So from earth and ocean
All the dead shall hear,
Will our brows, il­lum­ined,
Bear the sav­ing name?
Will we meet King Je­sus
With a glad ac­claim?

Refrain

When the sky above us,
On that fi­nal day,
When the scenes around us
Pass in flame away;
Then will Je­sus claim us
As His ve­ry own?
Then will we be stand­ing,
Saved, be­fore His throne?

Refrain