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Hark, the cry, Behold, he cometh

Hark, the cry, Behold, he cometh

Author: Albert Midlane
Published in 5 hymnals

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1. Hark! the cry, Behold, He cometh,
Hark! the cry, The Bridegroom’s near,
These are accents falling sweetly
On the ransomed sinner’s ear.

2. Man may disbelieve the tidings,
Or in anger turn away;
’Tis foretold there shall be scoffers
Rising in the latter day:

3. But He’ll come, the Lord from Heaven,
Not to suffer or to die;
But to take His waiting people
To their glorious rest on high.

4. Happy they who stand expecting
Christ, the Savior, to appear;
Sad for those who do not love Him,
Those who do not wish Him here.

5. But in mercy still He lingers,
Lengthening out the day of grace;
Till He comes, inviting sinners
To His welcome, fond embrace.

Source: The Cyber Hymnal #2163

Author: Albert Midlane

Midlane, Albert, was born at Newport, Isle of Wight, Jan. 23, 1825, and was engaged in business in that town for many years. To his Sunday school teacher he ascribes the honour of prompting him to poetic efforts: and the same teacher did much to shape his early life. His first printed hymn, "Hark! in the presence of our God," was written in September, 1842, at Carisbrooke Castle, and printed in the Youth’s Magazine in November of the same year. Since then he has written over 300, and of these a large proportion are in common use. They appeared in magazines and small mission hymn-books, including:— (1) The Youth's Magazine; (2) The British Messenger; (3) The London Messenger; (4) Trotter's Evangelical Hymn Book, 1860; (5) The Ambassador… Go to person page >

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First Line: Hark, the cry, Behold, he cometh
Author: Albert Midlane



The Cyber Hymnal #2163
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