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How bright is the day when the Christian

How bright is the day when the Christian

Author: S. B. Sawyer
Tune: SAWYER'S EXIT
Published in 6 hymnals

Representative Text

1 How bright is the day when the Christian
Receives the sweet message to come,
To rise to the mansions of glory
And be there forever at home.

Refrain:
And be there forever at home,
and be there forever at home,
to rise to the mansions of glory
and be there forever at home.

2 The angels stand ready and waiting
The moment the spirit is gone,
To carry it upward to heaven,
And welcome it safely at home. [Refrain]

3 The saints that have gone up before us
All raise a new shout as we come,
And sing hallelujah the louder,
To welcome the travelers home. [Refrain]

4 And there is the blessed Redeemer,
So mild on his merciful throne,
With heart and hands widely extended
To welcome his ransom'd ones home. [Refrain]

5 Then let us go onward rejoicing,
Till Jesus invites us to come,
To share in his glorious kingdom,
And rest in his bosom at home. [Refrain]


Source: RitualSong (2nd ed.) #965

Author: S. B. Sawyer

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Text Information

First Line: How bright is the day when the Christian
Author: S. B. Sawyer
Copyright: Public Domain

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RitualSong (2nd ed.) #965

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The Sacred Harp #338

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