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Long Time Ago

Representative Text

1 Jesus died on Calvary's mountain,
Long time ago,
And salvation's rolling fountain,
Now freely flows!

2 Once his voice in tones of pity,
Melted in woe,
And he wept o'er Judah's city,
Long time ago.

3 On his head the dews of midnight,
Fell, long ago,
Now a crown of dazzling sunlight
Sits on his brow.

4 Jesus died—yet lives forever,
No more to die—
Bleeding Jesus, blessed Savior,
Now reigns on high!

5 Now in heaven he's interceding
For dying men,
Soon he'll finish all his pleading,
And come again.

6 Budding fig trees tell that summer
Dawns o'er the land,
Signs portend that Jesus' coming,
Is near at hand.

7 Children, let your lights be burning,
In hope of heaven.
Waiting for our Lord's returning
At dawn or even.

8 When he comes a voice from heaven
Shall pierce the tomb,
"Come, ye blessed of my Father,
Children, come home."

The Southern Harmony, 1835

Author: Edward Payson Hammond

Hammond, Edward Payson, was born at Ellington, Connecticut, Sep. 1, 1831. He edited Hymns of Prayer and Praise, and is the author of a few pieces in that and other evangelistic hymnals, including "Christian [Children] go and tell Jesus," and "I feel like singing all the time." --John Julian, Dictionary of Hymnology, Appendix, Part II (1907)… Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: Jesus died on Calvary's mountain, Long time ago
Title: Long Time Ago
Author: Edward Payson Hammond
Language: English
Copyright: Public Domain



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