Raise High the Song

Our Savior will descend again

Author: Thomas Laurie
Tune: [Our Savior will descend again]
Published in 8 hymnals

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1. Our Savior will descend again,
Earth’s buried millions raising;
With Him will come a glorious train,
Adoring Him and praising.

Raise high the song that loud and long
Before Him ceaseth never,
Till, casting down each golden crown,
We worship Him forever.

2. And though these bodies lie in dust
Before that glad appearing,
Yet shall they stand among the just,
Our Savior’s image wearing. [Refrain]

3. What, though earth’s gath’ring tempests lower,
And ages pass in sadness?
Yet we may see that glorious hour,
And hail the dawn with gladness. [Refrain]

4. Then, safe at last, this blessèd throng,
Set free from tribulation,
Shall ever praise in holy song,
The God of their salvation. [Refrain]

Source: The Cyber Hymnal #5322

Author: Thomas Laurie

Rv Thomas Laurie DD United Kingdom 1821-1897. Born at Edinburgh, Midlothian, Scotland, he was an author, composer, editor, and missionary who migrated to the U.S. and attended Illinois College in 1838 and Andover Seminary (MA) in 1841. He was ordained as a foreign missionary by the Presbytery of Illinois. He became a member of the American Board of Commissioners for Foreign Missions (ABCFM). In 1842 he married Martha Fletcher Osgood (12 years his senior), and they had two daughters: Martha and Annie. They went to Mosul, Iraq, to help the ABCFM in southeastern Turkey as missionaries to the Nestorians. Martha died in 1843. When that mission was discontinued, he was transferred to the Syrian mission in 1844. He returned to the U.S. in 1… Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: Our Savior will descend again
Title: Raise High the Song
Author: Thomas Laurie
Source: Appeared in Gospel Hymns Nos. 1 to 6 Complete, by Ira D. Sankey et al. (Chicago, Illinois: The Biglow & Main Company, 1894), number 426
Language: English
Refrain First Line: Raise high the song that loud and long
Copyright: Public Domain



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