Almost Time

It is sweet to think of the Savior's words

Author: F. A. Blackmer
Tune: [It is sweet to think of the Saviour's words]
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1. It is sweet to think of the Saviour's words,
While here as pilgrims and strangers we roam,
That the holy angels will He send forth,
To gather the saints to the promised home.

Almost time, it is almost time,
Almost time for the angels to come;
Almost time, it is almost time,
Time for the angels to gather us home.

2. And the theme grows sweeter as we behold
The time of harvest so nearly at hand;
And we almost watch for the shining ones,
To bear us away to the better land. [Chorus]

3. Hasten, angel band, from the glory heights,
And take us o'er to the sweet other side;
To the blessed presence of Christ our Lord
Convey us, and let us with Him abide. [Chorus]

Source: The Gospel Awakening: a collection of original and selected "hymns and spiritual songs" for the use in gospel meetings everywhere #160

Author: F. A. Blackmer

Blackmer, Francis Augustus. (Ware, Massachusetts, February 17, 1855--October 8, 1930, Somerville, Massachusetts). Advent Christian musician. His parents, Augustus and Jane Blackmer, were among those caught up in the excitement of the Millerite Movement. One son, Fred, became an Advent Christian minister. Francis, with a talent recognized at an early age, consecrated his own life to Christian service as a musician. He was immersed in baptism at the Adventist campmeeting in Springfield, Massachusetts, by Elder Miles Grant. His early years were spend in central Massachusetts, his schooling at Wilbraham Academy. He was largely self-taught in harmony and musical composition. He wrote the words and music to his first gospel song, "Out on the f… Go to person page >

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First Line: It is sweet to think of the Savior's words
Title: Almost Time
Author: F. A. Blackmer
Language: English
Refrain First Line: Almost time, it is almost time
Copyright: Public Domain


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