A tidal wave is drawing near

A tidal wave is drawing near

Author: Mrs. C. H. Morris
Tune: [A tidal wave is drawing near]
Published in 2 hymnals

Audio files: MIDI

Representative Text

1 A tidal wave is drawing near, is coming sure and soon,
Salvation full and free shall over all the world be known;
The gospel preached in every clime and land beneath the sun,
‘Tis coming, ‘tis coming, ‘tis coming by and by.

Refrain:
‘Tis coming by and by, ‘tis coming by and by,
The dawning of a better day lights up the eastern sky;
The jubilee of holiness on rapid wings draws nigh,
‘Tis coming, ‘tis coming, ‘tis coming by and by.

2 A tidal wave of gospel power by prophets long foretold,
When God his Spirit shall outpour upon the young and old;
Your daughters and your sons shall prophesy with courage bold,
‘Tis coming, ‘tis coming, ‘tis coming by and by. [Refrain]

3 Be glad, ye children of our God, rejoice in Christ your King,
Into the storehouse of the Lord your tithes and off’rings bring;
‘Tis near at hand, that glorious day, lift up your voice and sing,
‘Tis coming, ‘tis coming, ‘tis coming by and by. [Refrain]

Source: United Praise: for use in Sunday Schools, Young People's Societies and other Church Services #7

Author: Mrs. C. H. Morris

Lelia (Mrs. C.H.) Morris (1862-1929) was born in Pennsville, Morgan County, Ohio. When her family moved to Malta on the Muskingum River she and her sister and mother had a millinery shop in McConnelsville. She and her husband Charles H. Morris were active in the Methodist Episcopal Church and at the camp meetings in Sebring and Mt. Vernon. She wrote hymns as she did her housework. Although she became blind at age 52 she continued to write hymns on a 28-foot long blackboard that her family had built for her. She is said to have written 1000 texts and many tunes including "Sweeter as the years go by." Mary Louise VanDyke Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: A tidal wave is drawing near
Author: Mrs. C. H. Morris
Refrain First Line: 'Tis coming by and by

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Songs of Revival Power #7

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United Praise #7

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