What A Greeting

On the great eternal morning, when we'll hear the trumpet blast

Author: Haldor Lillenas
Tune: [On the great eternal morning]
Published in 2 hymnals

Printable scores: PDF, Noteworthy Composer
Audio files: MIDI

Representative Text

1 On the great eternal morning,
When we’ll hear the trumpet blast,
When eternal day is dawning
And the night of sin is past;
When we see the Savior coming
In His glorious array,
Hallelujah! what a greeting
There will be that day!

What a greeting, what a meeting,
When our Savior we shall see by and by!
What a greeting, what a meeting,
When the blessèd Savior comes in the sky!

2 When the sun of righteousness shall
Rise above the eastern hills,
When its golden rays in splendor
Glitter o’er the rocks and rills,
On that resurrection morning
Wen the dead in Christ shall rise,
We will shout to meet each other
Yonder in the skies. [Refrain]

3 There will be no sin or evil,
And the tempter will be bound;
In the place of grief and sorrow
Shouts of glory will resound;
We shall reign with Christ a thousand years,
His face we then shall see;
Hallelujah! what a time of glory that will be! [Refrain]

Source: The Cyber Hymnal #8664

Author: Haldor Lillenas

Born: No­vem­ber 19, 1885, Stord Is­land (near Ber­gen), Nor­way. Died: Au­gust 18, 1959, As­pen, Co­lo­ra­do. Buried: Flor­al Hills Cem­e­te­ry, Kan­sas Ci­ty, Mis­so­uri. Pseudonyms-- Vir­gin­ia Rose Gold­en Laverne Gray Richard Hainsworth Rev. H. N. Lines Robert Whitmore Ferne Winters Lillenas em­i­grat­ed to Amer­i­ca as a child; his fam­i­ly set­tled first in South Da­ko­ta, then moved to Or­e­gon in 1889. He at­tend­ed Deets Pa­ci­fic Bi­ble Coll­ege in Los An­ge­les, Cal­i­for­nia (later re­named to Pa­sa­de­na Coll­ege); stu­died mu­sic at the Sie­gel-My­ers School of Mu­sic in Chi­ca­go, Il­li­nois; and re­ceived an hon­or­ary Doc­to… Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: On the great eternal morning, when we'll hear the trumpet blast
Title: What A Greeting
Author: Haldor Lillenas
Refrain First Line: What a greeting


The Cyber Hymnal #8664
  • PDF (PDF)
  • Noteworthy Composer Score (NWC)


Instances (1 - 1 of 1)

The Cyber Hymnal #8664

Include 1 pre-1979 instance
Suggestions or corrections? Contact us


It looks like you are using an ad-blocker. Ad revenue helps keep us running. Please consider white-listing Hymnary.org or subscribing to eliminate ads entirely and help support Hymnary.org.