Star of our hope, he'll soon appear

Star of our hope, he'll soon appear

Tune: WAREHAM (Knapp)
Published in 19 hymnals

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Representative Text

1 Star of our hope! he'll soon appear,
The last loud trumpet speaks him near;
Hail him, all saints, from pole to pole
How welcome to the faithful soul!

2 From heaven angelic voices sound:
Behold the Lord of glory crowned,
Arrayed in majesty divine,
And in his highest glories shine.

3 The grave yields up its precious trust,
Which long has slumbered in the dust,
Resplendent forms ascending, fair,
Now meet the Saviour in the air.

4 Descending with his azure throne,
He claims the kingdom for his own;
The saints rejoice, they shout, they sing,
And hail him their triumphant King.

5 O joyful day, when he appears
With all his saints, to end their fears!
Our Lord will then his right obtain,
And in his kingdom ever reign.

Source: The Seventh-Day Adventist Hymn and Tune Book: for use in divine worship #883

Text Information

First Line: Star of our hope, he'll soon appear
Refrain First Line: Eternal life
Copyright: Public Domain



William Knapp (b. Wareham, Dorsetshire, England, 1698; d. Poole, Dorsetshire, 1768) composed WAREHAM, so named for his birthplace. A glover by trade, Knapp served as the parish clerk at St. James's Church in Poole (1729-1768) and was organist in both Wareham and Poole. Known in his time as the "coun…

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