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When Jesus Comes Again

The night is heavy long and dreary

Author: John Veilis
Tune: [The night is long and dreary]
Published in 4 hymnals

Audio files: MIDI

Representative Text

1 The night is long and dreary,
But breaking dawn is near;
The Lord in dazzling splendor
Shall speedily appear;
Our loved ones calmly sleeping,
Have done with grief and pain;
We’ll meet them in the glory,
When Jesus comes again.

When Jesus comes again,
When Jesus comes again,
O day of joy and gladness,
When Jesus comes again.

2 Oh, joyful resurrection!
A “blessed hope” indeed
For those who “sleep in Jesus,”
From sin and sorrow freed;
And we, “caught up” together,
With them shall join the strain
Of praise for our salvation,
When Jesus comes again. [Refrain]

3 The “signs” increase around us,
The heralds of the King;
O for the happy moment
When silver trumpets ring!
When, gathered to the Saviour,
We echo the refrain—
“Hosanna in the highest!”
When Jesus comes again. [Refrain]

4 It cheers the drooping spirit,
It sets the soul on fire;
Our risen Lord is coming,
Our joy, and heart’s desire;
We’re longing to behold Him
Who soon on earth shall reign;
O time of wondrous gladness,
When Jesus comes again. [Refrain]

Source: Sacred Songs No. 1: compiled and arranged for use in gospel meetings, Sunday schools, prayer meetings and other religious services #38

Author: John Veilis

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Text Information

First Line: The night is heavy long and dreary
Title: When Jesus Comes Again
Author: John Veilis
Language: English
Refrain First Line: When Jesus comes again
Copyright: Public Domain



Instances (1 - 1 of 1)

The Cyber Hymnal #12027

Include 3 pre-1979 instances
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