O church of Christ, behold at last

O church of Christ, behold at last

Author: Adoniram J. Gordon
Tune: [O Church of Christ, behold at last]
Published in 13 hymnals

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Representative Text

1 O Church of Christ, behold at last
The promised sign appear,—
The Gospel preached in all the world;
And lo! The King draws near.

He shall reign from sea to sea;
When He girds on His conqu’ring sword;
All the ends of the earth shall see
The salvation of our God.

2 With girded loins, make haste! make haste,
Thy witness to complete.
That Christ may take His throne and bring
All nations to His feet. [Refrain]

3 And Thou, O Israel, long in dust,
Arise, and come away!
See how the Sun of Righteousness
Sheds forth the beams of day. [Refrain]

4 The scattered sons are gath’ring home,
The fig-tree buds again;
A little while, and David’s Son
On David’s throne shall reign. [Refrain]

5 Then sing aloud, O Pilgrim Church,
Brief conflict yet remains,
And then Immanuel descends
To bind thy foe in chains. [Refrain]

Source: The Voice of Thanksgiving #62

Author: Adoniram J. Gordon

Adoniram J. Gordon (b. New Hampton, NH, 1836; d. Boston, MA, 1895) was educated at Brown University, Providence, Rhode Island, and Newton Theological Seminary, Newton, Massachusetts. After being ordained in 1863, he served the Baptist Church in Jamaica Plain, Massachusetts, and the Clarendon Street Baptist Church, Boston. A close friend of Dwight L. Moody, he promoted evangelism and edited The Service of Song for Baptist Churches (1871) as well as The Vestry Hymn and Tune Book (1872). Both Gordon College and Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary are named after Gordon. Bert Polman… Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: O church of Christ, behold at last
Author: Adoniram J. Gordon
Refrain First Line: He shall reign from sea to sea
Copyright: Public Domain



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