Risen and Coming Again

In the twilight gray

Author: Charles Walker Ray
Tune: [In the twilight gray]
Published in 2 hymnals

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Audio files: MIDI

Representative Text

1 In the twilight gray, of the blessèd day
When death was captive led;
From the dreary tomb, and its chilling gloom,
A voice came from the dead:
"Life and immortality
Are brought to light," for Christ is risen;
And from His prison house of clay,
There streams the light of endless day.

2 Mary weeping came, whispering Jesus’ name,
With doubts and fears dismayed.
Tears of sorrow rolled, and her anguish told,
But angels quickly said:
"Haste and tell to those He loved,
And loved so well, that Christ is risen!"
From that cold bed where once He lay,
There streams the light of endless day.

3 From the rocky bed of the slumbering dead
Each ransomed form shall rise,
And the trumpet’s call shall awaken all,
When from the parting skies,
Christ in might will surely come,
With angels bright, for He is risen,
And for His own beloved will come,
And bear them to their rest and home.

Source: The Cyber Hymnal #14603

Author: Charles Walker Ray

Rv Charles Walker Ray DD USA 1832-1917. Born at Otselic, NY, he became a Baptist minister. He was educated at Hamlton College, Clinton, NY. He earned his doctorate from Monongahela College, Jefferson, PA. That school closed in 1894. He pastored at North Stonington, CT, for a number of years. He also served at Plymouth, NY. He married Julia Tracy Sheffield, and they had a son, Arthur. He wrote a number of books and song books: “Grace Vernon Bussell, the heroine of western Australia” (1878); “Spicy breezes” (1883); “The day school crown” (1892); “The revival helper: a collection of songs for Christian work and worship” (1893); “Bright blossoms of song” (1895); “Zion’s delight” (1901); “The song of songs… Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: In the twilight gray
Title: Risen and Coming Again
Author: Charles Walker Ray
Language: English
Copyright: Public Domain


The Cyber Hymnal #14603
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