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Our friends are gathering, one by one To meet the blessed Savior

Our friends are gathering, one by one To meet the blessed Savior

Author: J. H. Kurzenknabe
Tune: [Our friends are gathering, one by one]
Published in 2 hymnals

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1. Our friends are gathering, one by one,
To meet the blessèd Lord;
How soon this earthly journey’s done,
And then the rich reward.

Wait, patiently wait,
Wait, patiently wait;
Wait for His coming,
Be it early, be it late.

2. What wondrous sounds the earth shall greet,
When comes the midnight cry:
The Lord is come! go out to meet
The Bridegroom passing by. [Refrain]

3. With lamps well trimmed, we’ll watch and wait,
All ready for that day;
And come He early, come He late,
We’ll meet Him on the way. [Refrain]

4. And then, the ransomed hosts shall join
Around the great white throne;
All praise and glory shall be Thine,
Thou Lord and King alone. [Refrain]

Source: The Cyber Hymnal #7099

Author: J. H. Kurzenknabe

Kurzenknabe, John Henry. (Muenchhof, Kurhessen, Germany, June 18, 1840--April 13, 1927, Harrisburg, Pennsylvania). German Reformed layman. His parents died of cholera when he was five, and he was placed in a boarding school. When 14, he came to the United States with his violin and his share ($500) of his parents' estate. During the 48-day voyage, he attended an elderly sick woman, a Mrs. Ziegler from Wilkes-Barre, Penn., whose family helped him settled in the States. He attended Wyoming Seminary nearby, where he studied music and perfected his English. Even before graduation, he taught violin and began teaching singing classes in the area. In 1856, William B. Bradbury came to Wilkes-Barre for a six-week musical institute. He was so impress… Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: Our friends are gathering, one by one To meet the blessed Savior
Author: J. H. Kurzenknabe
Refrain First Line: Wait, patiently wait


The Cyber Hymnal #7099
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