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He Is Coming

I am watching for the coming Of my Savior and my king

Author: Haldor Lillenas
Tune: [I am watching for the coming]
Published in 5 hymnals

Printable scores: PDF, Noteworthy Composer
Audio files: MIDI

Representative Text

1 I am watching for the coming
Of my Savior and my king,
What a joyous happy meeting that will be!
I am waiting every day to
Hear the trumpet’s awful ring,
When the Son of Man shall come in majesty.

He is coming, He is coming,
He is coming soon to catch away His bride;
He is coming, He is coming,
O how happy will my place be at His side!

2 When the fig trees’ leaf appears,
We know that summer draweth nigh,
From the bondage of the winter it is free;
As the lightning shineth forth
Across the dark and stormy sky,
So the coming of the Son of Man shall be. [Refrain]

3 I am ready now to meet Him,
For my lamp is burning bright,
From all earthly ties and bondage I am free;
He may be here ere the morning,
Yes, perhaps before the night,
Then forever with the Savior I shall be. [Refrain]

Source: The Cyber Hymnal #10517

Author: Haldor Lillenas

Born: No­vem­ber 19, 1885, Stord Is­land (near Ber­gen), Nor­way. Died: Au­gust 18, 1959, As­pen, Co­lo­ra­do. Buried: Flor­al Hills Cem­e­te­ry, Kan­sas Ci­ty, Mis­so­uri. Pseudonyms-- Vir­gin­ia Rose Gold­en Laverne Gray Richard Hainsworth Rev. H. N. Lines Robert Whitmore Ferne Winters Lillenas em­i­grat­ed to Amer­i­ca as a child; his fam­i­ly set­tled first in South Da­ko­ta, then moved to Or­e­gon in 1889. He at­tend­ed Deets Pa­ci­fic Bi­ble Coll­ege in Los An­ge­les, Cal­i­for­nia (later re­named to Pa­sa­de­na Coll­ege); stu­died mu­sic at the Sie­gel-My­ers School of Mu­sic in Chi­ca­go, Il­li­nois; and re­ceived an hon­or­ary Doc­to… Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: I am watching for the coming Of my Savior and my king
Title: He Is Coming
Author: Haldor Lillenas
Refrain First Line: He is coming, He is coming
Copyright: Public Domain



The Cyber Hymnal #10517
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The Cyber Hymnal #10517

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