1. O shout aloud the tidings,
Repeat the joyful strain;
Let all the waiting nations
This message hear again;
The spotless Lamb of glory,
Who once for man was slain,
Soon o’er all the earth shall reign.
Looking for that blessèd hope,
Looking for that blessèd hope;
We know the hour is nearing,
The hour of His appearing,
We’re looking for that blessèd hope.
2. Signs in the Heav’n above us,
In sun and moon and sky,
Proclaim to all the faithful
Redemption draweth night;
The hearts of men are quaking,
And failing them for fear;
Jesus’ coming draweth near. [Refrain]
3. We’ll watch for His returning
With lamps well trimmed and bright;
He cometh to the careless
As thieves break thro’ at night;
"Well done, thou good and faithful,"
O may we hear the word,
"Share the joy of Christ thy Lord." [Refrain]
Born: March 31, 1874, Washington, DC.
Died: March 27, 1955, Eureka Springs, Arkansas.
Buried: International Order of Odd Fellows Cemetery, Eureka Springs, Arkansas.
After attending college in Battle Creek, Michigan, Harris produced his first hymnal in Boston, Massachusetts, in 1902. He then moved to Chicago, Illinois at the invitation of Peter Bilhorn, and in 1932, to Eureka Springs, Arkansas. He composed and compiled a number of works, and was well known locally as he walked around with a canvas bag full of handbooks for sale. His works include:
Light and Life Songs, with William Olmstead & William Kirkpatrick (Chicago, Illinois: S. K. J. Chesbro, 1904)
Little Branches, with George J. Meyer & Howard E. Smith (Chicago, Illi… Go to person page >