1 In the Morning Land, I shall some day stand,
With my life secure in the Saviour’s hand;
With a crown to wear and His throne to share,
I shall dwell in glory when the morning dawns.
I shall dwell in glory with my Lord and King,
Where the courts of heaven with His praises ring;
Then anew the song of vict’ry I shall sing,
When eternal morning dawns.
2 O what joy ‘twill be, when my Lord I see,
And to know in full of His love for me;
With the passing night faith will change to sight,
I shall see His glory when the morning dawns. [Refrain]
3 In that land of light, clothed in robes of white,
I shall reign with Him with a conqu’ror’s might;
Darkness gone before and the long night o’er,
I shall reign in glory when the morning dawns. [Refrain]
Born: November 28, 1888, southwest Missouri.
Died: February 25, 1968, Lakeland, Florida.
Buried: Oak Hill Cemetery, Lakeland, Florida.
Born in the Ozark foothills, Hickman moved to Independence, Missouri, at age 16, and studied music with instructors in Kansas City. He came to Christ at age 20, and studied at the Moody Bible Institute in Chicago, Illinois, where he met his wife. They served in the evangelism field together until her death in 1942. Roger went on to serve as music & Christian education director at churches in Louisiana & Florida. He directed the Music Department at the Baptist Bible Institute in Lakeland, Florida (1949-53), & wrote over 100 Gospel songs. He & Arthur McKee compiled the first volume of Tabernacle Hymns in… Go to person page >