Coming, coming, yes, they are

Coming, coming, yes, they are

Author: J. Wakefield MacGill
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Coming, coming, yes they are,
Coming, coming from afar,

1. From the wild and scorching desert,
Afric’s sons awaked from sleep;
Jesus’ love has drawn and won them,
At His cross they bow and weep. [Refrain]

2. From the fields and crowded cities,
China gathers to His feet;
In His love Shem’s gentle children,
Now have found a safe retreat. [Refrain]

3. From the Indus, and the Ganges,
Steady flows the living stream,
To love’s ocean, to His bosom,
Calvary their wond’ring theme. [Refrain]

4. From the steppes of Russia dreary,
From Slavonia’s scattered lands,
They are yielding soul and spirit
Into Jesus’ loving hands. [Refrain]

5. From the frozen realms of midnight,
Over many a weary mile,
To exchange their soul’s long winter
For the summer of His smile. [Refrain]

6. All to meet in plains of glory,
All to sing His praises sweet;
What a chorus, what a meeting,
With the family complete! [Refrain]

Source: The Cyber Hymnal #775

Author: J. Wakefield MacGill

Early Life Jacob Wakefield MacGill was encouraged to begin working in Cowcaddens by Rev. Dr Norman MacLeod at the end of the 1840's. MacGill had served in MacLeod's Barony Church as a Sunday school teacher. He studied Arts at University of Glasgow. The archives from the University show that a Jacob W. MacGill from Glasgow first signed the register aged 14, in 1846-7 to study Arts. He signed the register again in 1847/8, aged 15, and then again, aged 18 in 1850/51 to study his 3rd year of Arts. He studied Latin in 1846/7 and Greek in 1847/8. His age in these documents appears to be wrong as he was born in 1829. He gave his life to Jesus when he was 16 or 17, but experienced a 'second conversion' in 1858 when he was in his late 2… Go to person page >

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Author: J. Wakefield MacGill



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