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If Jesus Should Come

If Jesus should come in the rise of the morning

Author: John Paul
Tune: [If Jesus should come in the rise of the morning]
Published in 3 hymnals

Printable scores: PDF, Noteworthy Composer
Audio files: MIDI

Representative Text

1 If Je­sus should come in the rise of the morn­ing,
When all of the world is en­grossed in its care,
How many dear hearts could, their Mas­ter dis­cern­ing,
Release them­selves quick­ly and wel­come Him here?

He will come! He will come, tho’ we know not how soon;
It may be at night, or it may be at noon!
Are we ready to meet Him? Are we wait­ing to greet Him
With a loud hal­le­lu­jah, hal­le­lu­jah, Amen.

2 Or if He should come in the bright hour of noon­day,
With light far more glo­ri­ous than that of the sun,
How ma­ny have eyes that could gaze on His glo­ry,
And hearts that could shout Ev­en so, let Him come? [Refrain]

3 If, just as the sun should pass into his hid­ing,
A ra­di­ance like light­ning should shine from the east,
And down with the light Je­sus Christ should come glid­ing,
Oh, who would be rea­dy to wel­come our guest? [Refrain]

4 If, deep in the night, when the third watch is start­ing,
A cry should go forth that the Bride­groom is here;
If up­ward in rap­ture the Bride were de­part­ing,
Could you with that host meet the Lord in the air? [Refrain]

Source: The Cyber Hymnal #16054

Author: John Paul

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Text Information

First Line: If Jesus should come in the rise of the morning
Title: If Jesus Should Come
Author: John Paul
Language: English
Refrain First Line: He will come! He will come
Copyright: Public Domain



The Cyber Hymnal #16054
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The Cyber Hymnal #16054

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