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Shall we stand at his coming, his glorious coming

Shall we stand at his coming, his glorious coming

Author: F. E. Belden
Tune: [Shall we stand at his coming] (Barnes)
Published in 2 hymnals

Representative Text

1 Shall we stand at His coming, His glorious coming,
When the summer is over, and harvest is past!
When the sheaves of his choosing he takes for his using,
To the glorious kingdom forever to last?

Chorus:
Shall we stand at His coming, His glorious coming,
When he gathers the wheat to his garner above?
When in glory descending, with the angels attending,
He returns for his jewels, the price of his love?

2 When the Archangel's trumpet shall rend the broad heavens,
And the millions who slumber immortal arise,
Shall we stand with the holy, the meek and the lowly,
Who in glory triumphant mount up to the skies? [Chorus]

3 When the loud lamentation breaks forth from creation,
That the day of God's wrath and his fury has come,
Shall we join that sad chorus while death hovers o'er us?
Or in terror unbounded stand trembling and dumb? [Chorus]

4 Then the hope of possession will not be profession,
For the lover of self will his motives behold;
Only they who, obeying, have toiled, striving, praying,
Shall ascend with the saints to the city of gold. [Chorus]

Source: The Seventh-Day Adventist Hymn and Tune Book: for use in divine worship #1343

Author: F. E. Belden

Belden was born in Battle Creek, Michigan in 1858. He began writing music in his late teenage years after moving to California with his family. For health reasons he later moved to Colorado. He returned to Battle Creek with his wife in the early 1880s, and there he became involved in Adventist Church publishing. F. E. Belden wrote many hymn tunes, gospel songs, and related texts in the early years of the Seventh-day Adventist Church. Belden was able to rapidly write both music and poetry together which enabled him to write a song to fit a sermon while it was still being delivered. He also wrote songs for evang­el­ist Bil­ly Sun­day. Though Belden’s later years were marred by misunderstandings with the church leadership over his royal… Go to person page >

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First Line: Shall we stand at his coming, his glorious coming
Author: F. E. Belden
Language: English
Copyright: Public Domain

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