Soon we shall see, shall see the glorious morning

Soon we shall see, shall see the glorious morning

Author: William Hunter
Published in 8 hymnals

Representative Text

1 Soon we shall see, shall see the glorious morning;
Saints, arise, saints, arise;
Sinners attend, attend the notes of warning;
Saints, arise, saints, arise.
The resurrection day draws near,
The King of saints shall soon appear,
And high unfurl his banner here;
Saints, arise, saints, arise.

2 Hear ye the trump, the trump of God resounding;
Saints, arise--saints, arise;
Through death's dark vaults, dark vaults its notes rebounding,
Saints, arise--saints, arise;
To meet the Bridegroom, haste, prepare,
Put on your bridal garments fair,
And hail your Saviour in the air;
Saints, arise--saints, arise.

3 The saints who sleep, who sleep, with joy awaken,
All arise, all arise;
Their clay-cold beds, cold beds are quick forsaken;
All arise, all arise;
Not one, of all the faithful few,
Who here on earth the Saviour knew,
But starts, with bliss, his Lord to view;
All arise, all rise.

4 Pursue them on, them on their pathway glorious;
All arise, all arise;
Led by their King, their King o'er death victorious,
All arise, all arise;
On Zion's hill secure they stand,
With palms of victory in their hand;
To that long-sought, and peaceful land,
All arise, all arise.

5 Fast by the throne, the throne of God behold them;
Blissful scene, blissful scene,
And in his arms, his arms the Saviour folds them,
Blissful scene, blissful scene;
With wreaths of glory round their head,
No tears of sorrow now are shed,
To joy's full fountain all are led;
All is bliss, all is bliss.

Source: The Minstrel of Zion: a book of religious songs, accompanied with appropriate music, chiefly original #17

Author: William Hunter

Hunter, William, D.D, son of John Hunter, was born near Ballymoney, County Antrim, Ireland, May 26, 1811. He removed to America in 1817, and entered Madison College in 1830. For some time he edited the Conference Journal, and the Christian Advocate. In 1855 he was appointed Professor of Hebrew in Alleghany College: and subsequently Minister of the Methodist Episcopal Church, at Alliance, Stark Country, Ohio. He died in 1877. He edited Minstrel of Zion, 1845; Select Melodies, 1851; and Songs of Devotion, 1859. His hymns, over 125 in all, appeared in these works. Some of these have been translated into various Indian languages. The best known are :— 1. A home in heaven; what a joyful thought. Heaven a Home. From his Minstrel of Zion, 1… Go to person page >

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First Line: Soon we shall see, shall see the glorious morning
Author: William Hunter
Copyright: Public Domain



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