He'll Come Again

As once to earth the Savior came

Author: Johnson Oatman
Tune: [As once to earth the Saviour came]
Published in 6 hymnals

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Audio files: MIDI

Representative Text

1 As once to earth the Saviour came,
Sometime he’ll come again;
The sky with heav’nly light aflame,
Sometime he’ll come again.

Sometime, sometime,
Christ shall come to reign;
Prepare my soul to meet him,
Sometime he’ll come again.

2 Tell ev’rywhere with great delight,
Sometime he’ll come again;
Upon the clouds of glory bright,
Sometime he’ll come again. [Refrain]

3 O’er all the earth the tidings ring,
Sometime he’ll come again;
Not as a babe, but as a King,
Sometime he’ll come again. [Refrain]

4 When dawns that blessed morning fair,
Sometime he’ll come again;
His saints will meet him in the air,
Sometime he’ll come again. [Refrain]

5 O let us live and do our best,
Sometime he’ll come again;
Then he will take us home to rest,
Sometime he’ll come again. [Refrain]

Source: The Best of All: complete #244

Author: Johnson Oatman

Johnson Oatman, Jr., son of Johnson and Rachel Ann Oatman, was born near Medford, N. J., April 21, 1856. His father was an excellent singer, and it always delighted the son to sit by his side and hear him sing the songs of the church. Outside of the usual time spent in the public schools, Mr. Oatman received his education at Herbert's Academy, Princetown, N. J., and the New Jersey Collegiate Institute, Bordentown, N. J. At the age of nineteen he joined the M.E. Church, and a few years later he was granted a license to preach the Gospel, and still later he was regularly ordained by Bishop Merrill. However, Mr. Oatman only serves as a local preacher. For many years he was engaged with his father in the mercantile business at Lumberton… Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: As once to earth the Savior came
Title: He'll Come Again
Author: Johnson Oatman
Language: English
Refrain First Line: Sometime, sometime Christ shall come to reign
Copyright: Public Domain



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