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The Lord Will Appear

As the lightning's bright flash in the eastern horizon

Author: M. E. Servoss
Tune: [As the lightning's bright flash in the eastern horizon]
Published in 2 hymnals

Printable scores: PDF, Noteworthy Composer
Audio files: MIDI

Representative Text

1 As the lightning’s bright flash in the eastern horizon
Sweeps over the sky when a storm draweth near;
So the people of earth shall awake to the coming
Of Him who will soon in His glory appear.

Then be watching and waiting,
Then be watching and waiting,
For we know not the hour when He cometh in power!
Then be watching and waiting, the Lord will appear!

2 Oh, who then shall go forward in triumph to meet Him;
And who shall be scattered like terrified flocks?
Who shall lift up glad voices with praises to greet Him,
And who for a shelter will cry to the rocks? [Refrain]

3 Oh, the children of faith who await His appearing
Shall joy in His presence and bask in His love;
For their souls have been washed in the blood of His ransom,
And fitted through Him for the glory above. [Refrain]

Source: The Cyber Hymnal #78889

Author: M. E. Servoss

Servoss, M. E. Hymns by this writer are in I. D. Sankey's Sacred Songs & Solos, 1881. (1) “Be glad in the Lord, and rejoice" (Joy in the Redeemer); and (2) "When the storms of life are raging" (Refuge in God). Another, "'Tis Jesus when the burdened heart" (Jesus, the Sinner's Friend), is in the Sunday School Union Voice of Praise, 1887. Miss Servoss was born at Schenectady, near New York. --John Julian, Dictionary of Hymnology, Appendix, Part II (1907)  Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: As the lightning's bright flash in the eastern horizon
Title: The Lord Will Appear
Author: M. E. Servoss
Language: English
Refrain First Line: Then be watching and waiting
Copyright: Public Domain


The Cyber Hymnal #78889
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