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When Jesus shall appear

The day of Christ is dawning near

Author: A. H. Ackley
Tune: [The day of Christ is drawing near]
Published in 2 hymnals

Printable scores: PDF, Noteworthy Composer
Audio files: MIDI

Representative Text

1 The day of Christ is drawing near,
We have not watched in vain,
For soon our sovereign shall descend
In majesty to reign.
A thousand years of righteousness
Shall bless the sons of men;
The sound of strife and tumult cease,
When Jesus comes again.

Rejoice, rejoice, ye soldiers true;
His coming draweth near,
His coming draweth near;
God haste the long expected day,
When Jesus shall appear,
When Jesus shall appear,
When Jesus shall appear.

2 The nations shall lay down their arms,
Together dwell in peace,
And those who mourn shall comfort find,
And all oppressed release.
The Word of God has been fulfilled,
We wait the glorious reign
Of Heaven here upon the earth,
When Jesus comes again. [Refrain]

3 Turn ye and seek His cleansing grace,
Your Savior He would be;
His blood was shed for all mankind,
He offers pardon free;
Lo, from the sky He shall descend
As when He went away;
Let all a ceaseless vigil keep,
Until that blessèd day. [Refrain]

Source: The Cyber Hymnal #9195

Author: A. H. Ackley

Alfred Henry Ackley was born 21 January 1887 in Spring Hill, Pennsylvania. He was the youngest son of Stanley Frank Ackley and the younger brother of B. D. Ackley. His father taught him music and he also studied at the Royal Academy of Music in London. He graduated from Westminster Theological Seminary in Maryland and was ordained as a Presbyterian minister in 1914. He served churches in Pennsylvania and California. He also worked with the Billy Sunday and Homer Rodeheaver evangelist team and for Homer Rodeheaver's publishing company. He wrote around 1500 hymns. He died 3 July 1960 in Los Angeles. Dianne Shapiro (from ackleygenealogy.com by Ed Ackley and Allen C. Ackley) Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: The day of Christ is dawning near
Title: When Jesus shall appear
Author: A. H. Ackley
Refrain First Line: Rejoice, rejoice, ye soldiers true
Copyright: Public Domain


The Cyber Hymnal #9195
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The Cyber Hymnal #9195

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