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Advent glory

The day is fast approaching when the Savior shall appear

Author: J. Harker
Tune: [The day is fast approaching when the Savior shall appear]
Published in 3 hymnals

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Full Text

1. The day is fast approaching when the Savior shall appear,
And every eye His glory shall behold;
The tokens of His coming fill the loyal heart with cheer
Though strife abounds and love is waxing cold.

Refrain
We’ll see Him as He is,
And the brightness of His glory we shall share;
We’ll see Him as He is,
And the likeness of His image we shall bear.

2. In all His Father’s glory, clothed in majesty unveiled,
With myriads of the shining angel band,
The King descends triumphant in whose might we have prevailed,
And all the ransomed rise at His command. [Refrain]

3. Oh, may we all as sons of light be watching unto prayer,
For surely our redemption draweth nigh;
With holy zeal and patient faith, let every soul prepare
To join the advent chorus in the sky. [Refrain]


Source: The Cyber Hymnal #34

Author: J. Harker

Joseph Harker, Jr., was born on March 6, 1880, in Alnwick, Northumberland, England, into a musical Methodist family. They moved to the Newcastle-upon-Tyne area in 1900. He taught music for several years in his home in Simonside Street in Wallsend, commemorating this name in one of his hymn tunes (No. 543 in the 1985 Seventh-day Adventist Hymnal). He evidently inherited musical talent from his father, Joseph Harker, Sr., who at one time owned a music shop in the coastal port of Amble. Joseph, Jr., married in 1905, and soon after joined the Seventh-day Adventist church. In 1916 he was invited to work part-time in the North England Conference. Two years later he was appointed president of the Irish Mission, holding that office for the quadr… Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: The day is fast approaching when the Savior shall appear
Title: Advent glory
Author: J. Harker
Refrain First Line: We'll see him as he is

Media

The Cyber Hymnal #34
  • Adobe Acrobat image (PDF)
  • Noteworthy Composer score (NWC)
  • XML score (XML)

Instances

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Small Church Music #6595Audio
The Cyber Hymnal #34TextScoreAudio
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