11342. In The Morning

1 When from my sight the last earth-shadow falls,
When life’s last midnight is o’er,
Just as the morn on the river shall dawn,
Jesus will stand on the shore.
Yes, ’twill be morning! The light of His face
Shines down that pathway of gloom;
Vanished thy terror, thy victory, Death,
Since He was laid in the tomb!

2 Since " He is risen!" O rapturous word!
Risen! "He goeth before!"
When He shall bid me "Come over," I know
Jesus will stand on the shore!
How can I fear, then, that river to cross?
(Hushed are its storms evermore);
How can I faint when I watch for His smile,
His, who will stand on the shore?

3 Yes, He is watching; He stilleth the waves,
Bearing His ransomed ones o’er;
Ready to welcome each pilgrim, He stands
Waiting on Heaven’s bright shore.
And I shall see Him, who once on the earth
Robes of mortality wore;
Onward, blest spirit, look onward and see
Jesus—He stands on the shore!

4 "I would have told you!" That word of His love
Comforts my soul more and more;
Jordan rolls darkly, but morning is near:
Jesus will stand on the shore!
Spirit of mine, when the shadow of death
Clouds o’er thy heaven, once more
Fear not, Oh, fear not! The river once crossed,
Jesus will stand on the shore!

Text Information
First Line: When from my sight the last earth-shadow falls
Title: In The Morning
Author: Martha E. Pettus
Meter: D
Language: English
Source: The Wayside Shrine (Boston: Sherman, French & Company, 1914)
Copyright: Public Domain
Tune Information
Composer: James Holmes Rosecrans (1897)
Meter: D
Key: F Major
Copyright: Public Domain

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