Wednesday, August 4, 2010

Christ Returneth

I'm off at the Oregon Christian Writers Summer Conference and thought I'd bless you with a series of hymns we used to sing.

Christ Returneth

It may be at morn, when the day is awakening,
When sunlight through darkness and shadow is breaking,
That Jesus will come in the fullness of glory, 
To receive from the world His own.

O Lord Jesus, how long, how long, ere we shout the glad song,
Christ returneth! Hallelujah! Hallelujah! Amen. Hallelujah! Amen.

It may be at midday, it may be at twilight,
It may be perchance that the blackness of midnight,
Will burst into light in the blaze of His glory,
When Jesus receives His own.

While its hosts cry Hosanna, from heaven descending,
With glorified saints and the angesl attending,
With grace on His brow, like a halo of glory,
Will Jesus receive His own.

Oh joy! oh, delight! should we go without dying,
No sickness, no sadness, no dread and no crying.
Caught up through the clouds with our Lord into glory,
When Jesus receives His own.

May we be ready when He returns!

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