Jesus Is Coming

Jesus is coming, tell the glad story, Ring out the message, swell the refrainq

Author: G. W. Sederquist
Tune: [Jesus is coming, tell the glad story] (Sederquist)
Published in 5 hymnals

Representative Text

1 Jesus is coming, tell the glad story;
Ring out the message, swell the refrain;
Coming with angels, coming in glory;
Coming on earth forever to reign:
Hope of the ages, and joy of the faithful,
Long by the prophets of Israel foretold,
Regal in splendor, transcendent in beauty,
King of the saints, and Judge of the world.

2 Jesus is coming, morning is breaking,
See o'er the hilltops gleams of the day,
Shadows are fleeing, nations are waking;
Arm'd for the conflict, in battle array;
Onward to vic'try, thou Prince of salvation;
Sound the last trumpet, echo the call;
Strike in thy power, thou "stone of the mountain,"
Kingdoms of earth, and rule overall.

3 Jesus is coming, judgment is nearing;
Hasten, dear sinner, do not delay;
Yield to him now, then at his appearing
You will escape the wrath of that day:
List to his pleading in tones of compassion;
Look to the cross, for you there he died;
Streams of salvation abundant are flowing,
Fresh from his feet, his hands and his side.

4 If you reject him how will you meet him?
Think of the price he paid on the tree;
Where for thy pardon gave a full ransom,
That you from bondage might ever be free;
Seek thro' repentance the gateway to Eden;
Come with your sins, tho' crimson they be;
He'll not reject thee, he's still interceding;
Take his free grace he offers to thee.

Source: The Golden Sheaf: a collection of choice hymns and songs especially designed for Sunday schools, loyal worker's meetings, prayer and social services (Enl. ed.) #30

Author: G. W. Sederquist

From The World's Crisis, 13 April 1921, p.7: "Elder Sederquist was born in Lower Granville, Nova Scotia, according to the narrative in his Life and Labors, Sept. 10, 1838. He was converted about the first of the year 1863, was baptized in February, and was soon out in the field in Gospel work, with open doors for his labors. After a few years he accepted the Adventist faith, and in the spring of 1871 entered the United States and took up his home in Lynn [Mass.]." --Entire article available in the DNAH Archives. Also available is a short article (and photo) about Sederquist in the Messiah's Advocate, 7 December 1910. Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: Jesus is coming, tell the glad story, Ring out the message, swell the refrainq
Title: Jesus Is Coming
Author: G. W. Sederquist
Language: English
Copyright: Public Domain



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Songs for Service #110

The Advent Christian Hymnal #d203

The Advent Christian Hymnal. Rev. #d175

The Golden Sheaf #d43

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The Golden Sheaf #30

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