Coming back again

How sweet are the tidings that greet the pilgrim's ear

Published in 32 hymnals

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Representative Text

1. How sweet are the tidings that greet the pilgrim's ear,
As he wanders in exile from home!
Soon, soon will the Saviour in glory appear,
And soon will the kingdom come.

He's coming, coming, coming soon, I know,
Coming back to this earth again;
And the weary pilgrims will to glory go,
When the Saviour comes to reign.

2. The mossy old graves where the pilgrims sleep
Shall be open'd as wide as before,
And the millions that sleep in the mighty deep
Shall live on this earth once more. [Chorus]

3. There we'll meet ne'er to part in our happy Eden home,
Sweet songs of redemption we'll sing;
From the North, from the South, all the ransom'd shall come,
And worship our heavenly King. [Chorus]

4. Hallelujah, Amen! Hallelujah again!
Soon, if faithful, we all shall be there;
O, be watchful, be hopeful, be joyful till then,
And a crown of bright glory we'll wear. [Chorus]

Source: Christ in Song: for all religious services nearly one thousand best gospel hymns, new and old with responsive scripture readings (Rev. and Enl.) #914

Text Information

First Line: How sweet are the tidings that greet the pilgrim's ear
Title: Coming back again
Refrain First Line: He's coming, coming, coming soon I know



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Instances (1 - 32 of 32)

Christ in Song #d215

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Christ in Song #914

Cream of Song #d67

Glorious Gospel Hymns #d166

Gospel Hour Song Book #d34

Gospel Songs #d46

Heart and Life Songs #d35

Helpful Hymns suitable for all religious services #d48

Hymns of the "Jubilee Harp" #d3

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Hymns of the Advent #291

Praise and Worship #320

Praise and Worship #320

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Revival Melodies #49

Second Advent Hymn Book #d27

Seventh-day Adventist Hymnal #442

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Songs for Service #197

Songs of Full Salvation #d60

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Songs of Full Salvation #53

Songs of Power. Rev. #d76

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Songs of Praise #286

Spiritual Songs and Hymns, for Use in All Gospel Services #d186

The Advent Christian Hymnal #d335

The Advent Christian Hymnal #d147

The Advent Christian Hymnal. Rev. #d123

The Church Hymnal #669


The Cyber Hymnal #2605

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The Joy Bells of Canaan or Burning Bush Songs No. 2 #94

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The Seventh-Day Adventist Hymn and Tune Book #1169

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Waves of Glory #147

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