The time is drawing near

The time is drawing near it may not tarry long

Translator: John Brownlie (1911)
Published in 3 hymnals

Representative Text

The time is drawing near,
It cannot tarry long,
When they who face the conflict here,
Shall join the glorious throng,

Where gladness fills each heart,
And honour crowns each brow;—
For tireless service fit me, Lord,
By willing service now.

Let no depressing thought
My brooding mind depress;
But let me hear, in winning tones,
What they who serve possess,

Where gladness fills each heart, etc.

Let sunshine flood the soul,
When threatening night descends,
That I may see the light serene
No sunset ever ends.

Where gladness fills each heart, etc.

Let strength my spirit nerve,
That, with each labour done,
I may, like those who serve above,
See some new task begun;

Where gladness fills each heart, etc.

The time is drawing near,—
Till that bright morning break,
May I, with those who see Thy face,
Thy will, my pleasure make:

Where gladness fills each heart, etc.

Hymns from the Morningland, 1911

Translator: John Brownlie

Brownlie, John, was born at Glasgow, Aug. 6, 1857, and was educated at Glasgow University, and at the Free Church College in the same city. In 1884 he was licensed by the Presbytery of Glasgow; in 1885 he became Assistant Minister of the Free Church, Portpatrick, and on the death of the Senior Minister in 1890 he entered upon the full charge of the Church there. He has interested himself in educational matters, became a Member of the local School Board in 1888, a governor of Stranraer High School in 1897, and Chairman of the governors in 1901. His hymnological works are:— 1. The Hymns and Hymnwriters of the [Scottish] Church Hymnary, 1899. This is a biographical, historical, and critical companion to that hymnal, and is well done and… Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: The time is drawing near it may not tarry long
Title: The time is drawing near
Translator: John Brownlie (1911)
Meter: D
Language: English
Refrain First Line: Where gladness fills each heart



Instances (1 - 3 of 3)

Christian Song #d341


Hymns from the Morningland #68

Hymns of the Kingdom of God #d405

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