Author: Friedrich Adolf Krummacher (1767-1845) Composer: Peter Sohren, 1668 (1630-1692)
1. The Lord will come, and He is near To meet His own with gladness. O that His vision would appear; Great joy would banish sadness. If now today in majesty, We’d see Him come, then surely we Would weep for joy and gladness!
2. O, that before Him now the earth And heaven would be fleeing, And we the token of the Son, High in the clouds were seeing, In godlike majesty abound! O, that we’d hear the trumpet sound Of angels coming nearer!
3. O Jesus, come; we wait for Thee With all the true and faithful! Do not delay, but let us see Thy reappearance graceful! We shall rejoice to hear Thee say; “Come, blessed Ones” and when we may Thus unto Thee be carried.
4. Yes, Amen, come! Thy bride doth call In spirit and with longing, Until Thy face she may behold, And rest upon Thy bosom. Yea, earth and heaven doth resound With echo sweet, in true hearts found, A thousandfold, fond welcome.
Special thanks to the Apostolic Christians who diligently labored to keep their rich musical heritage alive when most other denominations forsook it in the challenging battle of changing cultures. Thanks be to those souls who labored to write and compose this treasure of praise, many now only known to GOD!