Jesus will return

Have you known the wondrous story

Author: Thoro Harris
Tune: [Have you known the wondrous story]
Published in 3 hymnals

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Audio files: MIDI

Representative Text

1 Have you known the wondrous story,
Jesus’ coming draweth near?
And the Lord of life and glory,
On the cloud will soon appear?

This Jesus, this same Jesus,
Who once died for men,
Will return again,
Forever and forever
As the King of kings
On this earth to reign.

2 For the signs are fast fulfilling
In the earth, the sea, the sky,
And with hope our hearts are thrilling—
Our redemption draweth nigh. [Refrain]

3 Then the loved whom death had parted,
On that resurrection day
Meet, no longer broken hearted—
Tears have all been wiped away. [Refrain]

4 O we long for Thine appearing!
How our hearts within us burn,
As we know the hour is nearing,
When the Savior will return. [Refrain]

Source: The Cyber Hymnal #12462

Author: Thoro Harris

Born: March 31, 1874, Washington, DC. Died: March 27, 1955, Eureka Springs, Arkansas. Buried: International Order of Odd Fellows Cemetery, Eureka Springs, Arkansas. After attending college in Battle Creek, Michigan, Harris produced his first hymnal in Boston, Massachusetts, in 1902. He then moved to Chicago, Illinois at the invitation of Peter Bilhorn, and in 1932, to Eureka Springs, Arkansas. He composed and compiled a number of works, and was well known locally as he walked around with a canvas bag full of handbooks for sale. His works include: Light and Life Songs, with William Olmstead & William Kirkpatrick (Chicago, Illinois: S. K. J. Chesbro, 1904) Little Branches, with George J. Meyer & Howard E. Smith (Chicago, Illi… Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: Have you known the wondrous story
Title: Jesus will return
Author: Thoro Harris
Refrain First Line: This Jesus, this same Jesus
Copyright: Public Domain



The Cyber Hymnal #12462
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The Cyber Hymnal #12462

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