The Coronation Day

Lift your hearts, redeemed ones, tho’ the way be long

Author: Julia H. Johnston
Tune: [Lift your hearts, redeemed ones, though the way be long]
Published in 1 hymnal

Audio files: MIDI

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1 Lift your hearts, redeem’d ones, tho’ the way be long,
Cheer the desert journey with a triumph song;
Wait your coronation, daily drawing near,
When the great Chief Shepherd shall in clouds appear.

Refrain:
Crowns of glory we shall wear,
Palms of victory we shall bear;
Sing the story all the way;
Time is bringing nearer that fair crowning day.

2 What are daily conflicts? what the toilsome way?
Looking ever forward to the crowning day;
When the strife is over and the vict’ry won,
Then the rest for ever, and the glad “Well done!” [Refrain]

3 Once with thorns they crown’d Him, in His day of shame—
Jesus our Redeemer, ever-glorious name;
Angels and archangels now before Him fall,
Christ is crown’d forever King and Lord of all. [Refrain]

4 When He comes to call us from the toil and strife,
When He gives the victors fadeless crowns of life,
Then the song triumphant thro’ unending days
Unto Him that loved us we shall gladly raise. [Refrain]

Source: Alexander's New Revival Hymnal: as used at the Torrey-Alexander meetings #93

Author: Julia H. Johnston

Julia Harriet Johnston, who was born on Jan. 21, 1849, at Salineville, OH, in Columbiana County. Her father was a minister and he mother was a poet. She began writing when she was nine years old but really started writing verse in high school. She lived in Peoria, Ill. Dianne Shapiro, from "The Singers and Their Songs: sketches of living gospel hymn writers" by Charles Hutchinson Gabriel (Chicago: The Rodeheaver Company, 1916) Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: Lift your hearts, redeemed ones, tho’ the way be long
Title: The Coronation Day
Author: Julia H. Johnston
Language: English
Refrain First Line: Crowns of glory we shall wear
Publication Date: 1922
Copyright: This text in in the public domain in the United States because it was published before 1923.



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