When the King shall come

O the weary night is waning

Author: Julia H. Johnston
Published in 2 hymnals

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: O the weary night is waning
Title: When the King shall come
Author: Julia H. Johnston
Refrain First Line: He will come



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