Advent Hymnals

867. CHRIST RETURNETH

Christ in Song,

1.
It may be at morn, when the day is awaking,
When sunlight thro' darkness and shadow is breaking,
That Jesus will come in the fullness of glory
To receive from the world His own.

Chorus:
O Lord Jesus, how long, how long
Ere we shout the glad song?
Christ returneth, Hallelujah!  hallelujah! 
Amen, Hallelujah!  Amen.

2.
It may be at midday, and 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.  [Chorus]

3.
While His hosts cry Hosanna, from heaven, descending,
With glorified saints and the angels attending,
With grace on His brow, like a halo of glory;
Will Jesus receive "His own."  [Chorus]

4.
O joy!  O delight!  should we go without dying,
No sickness, no sadness, no dread, and no crying,
Caught up thro' the clouds with our Lord into glory,
When Jesus receives His own.  [Chorus]

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Title Christ Returneth
Key D Major
Titles O Lord Jesus, how long, how long
First Line It maybe at morn, when the day is awaking
Author H. L. Turner
Year 1908
Composer James McGranahan
Hymnal -
Tune It may be at morn, when the day is awaking
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# Stanzas
Chorus
Chorus Type
Subjects The Home Eternal: Return of Christ
Texts 1 Thessalonians 4:16-17
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