Again, he'll come

From Olive's Hill, the multitude upgazing

Author: William M. Runyan
Tune: [From Olive's hill, the multitude upgazing]
Published in 9 hymnals

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Representative Text

1. From Olive’s hill, the multitude upgazing,
Beheld, until the Savior passed from view;
But radiant heralds uttered words of promise,
He who has gone shall come again to you.

Refrain
Again, again, the nations shall behold Him!
Again, again, enrobed in majesty;
In clouds of glory every eye shall see Him,
Again, again, the King of Glory see!

2. Again, but not in weakness or in sorrow;
Again, but not for bitter pain and loss;
The Son of God shall come in glory splendid,
Again, but not to bear shame’s bitter cross. [Refrain]

3. O Zion, clothe thyself in raiment holy;
Lift up thine eyes to greet thy coming king;
Rejoice, rejoice, no more be robed in sorrow,
Rejoice, O Zion, lift thy voice and sing. [Refrain]

Source: The Cyber Hymnal #51

Author: William M. Runyan

Showing early musical promise, William Marion Runyan (b. Marion, NY, 1870; d. Pittsburg, KS, 1957) was a substitute church organist by the age of twelve. He became a Methodist minister in 1891 and served several churches in Kansas but turned to evangelism in 1903; he worked for the Central Methodist Conference for the next twenty years. Following that service, Runyan became pastor at the Federated Church at John Brown University, Sulphur Springs, Arkansas. Editor of Christian Workers Magazine, he also served the Moody Bible Institute and was an editor for Hope Publishing Company until his retirement in 1948. Runyan wrote a number of hymn texts, gospel songs, and hymn tunes. Bert Polman Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: From Olive's Hill, the multitude upgazing
Title: Again, he'll come
Author: William M. Runyan
Refrain First Line: Again, again, the nations shall behold him

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The Cyber Hymnal #51
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Small Church Music #7379

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The Cyber Hymnal #51

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