O, what a change

Soon will our Savior from heaven appear

Author: Ada R. Habershon
Tune: [Soon will our Savior from Heaven appear]
Published in 41 hymnals

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1 Soon will our Savior from heaven appear;
Sweet is the hope and its power to cheer;
All will be changed by a glimpse of His face -
This is the goal at the end of our race!

Chorus:
Oh, what a change, Oh, what a change,
When I shall see His wonderful face!
Oh, what a change, Oh, what a change,
When I shall see His face!

2 Loneliness changed to reunion complete,
Absence exchanged for a place at His feet,
Sleeping ones raised in a moment of time,
Living ones changed to His image sublime! [Chorus]

3 Sunrise will chase all the darkness away,
Night will be changed to the brightness of day,
Tempest will change to ineffable calm,
Weeping will change to a jubilant psalm! [Chorus]

4 Weakness will change to magnificent strength,
Failure will change to perfection at length,
Sorrow will change to unending delight,
Walking by faith change to walking by sight! [Chorus]


Source: The New Christian Hymnal #95

Author: Ada R. Habershon

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First Line: Soon will our Savior from heaven appear
Title: O, what a change
Author: Ada R. Habershon
Refrain First Line: O, what a change
Copyright: Public Domain

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