1. Jesus, faithful to His Word,
shall with a shout descend;
All Heaven’s host their glorious Lord
shall pompously attend:
Christ shall come with dreadful noise,
lightnings swift, and thunders loud;
With the great archangel’s voice,
and with the trump of God.
2. First the dead in Christ shall rise;
then we that yet remain
Shall be caught up to the skies,
and see our Lord again:
We shall meet Him in the air,
all caught up to Heaven shall be,
Find, and love, and praise Him there,
to all eternity.
3. Who can tell the happiness
this glorious hope affords?
Joy unuttered we possess
in these reviving words;
Happy while on earth we breathe,
mightier bliss ordained to know,
Trampling down sin, hell, and death,
to the third heaven we go.
Charles Wesley, M.A. was the great hymn-writer of the Wesley family, perhaps, taking quantity and quality into consideration, the great hymn-writer of all ages. Charles Wesley was the youngest son and 18th child of Samuel and Susanna Wesley, and was born at Epworth Rectory, Dec. 18, 1707. In 1716 he went to Westminster School, being provided with a home and board by his elder brother Samuel, then usher at the school, until 1721, when he was elected King's Scholar, and as such received his board and education free. In 1726 Charles Wesley was elected to a Westminster studentship at Christ Church, Oxford, where he took his degree in 1729, and became a college tutor. In the early part of the same year his religious impressions were much deepene… Go to person page >
Display Title: Jesus, Faithful to His WordFirst Line: Jesus, faithful to His WordTune Title: GREYSTONEAuthor: Charles WesleyMeter: 76.76 DSource: Hymns and Sacred Poems, 1742 (Poetical Works, volume II, page 186)