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

Rv Haldor Lillenas DMus Norway/USA 1885-1959. Born at Stord, near Bergen, Norway, his father sold their 15 acre farm in Norway and emigrated to the U.S., buying a farm in Colton, SD. After he built a sod house, the family (wife and three chldren) also came to SD in 1887. They moved to Astoria, Oregon in 1889, where Lillenas learned English and began writing song lyrics at an early age. In 1900 the family moved again to Roseville, MN, where he worked as a farm laborer and began attending a Lutheran high school at Hawick, MN. He sold a few songs at age 19. At age 21 he began writing more songs, encouraged by some earlier ones becoming popular (“He set me free” was one). His mother died in 1906 and his father returned to ND, but Li… 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
Copyright: Public Domain


The Cyber Hymnal #8664
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