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The Time Shall Surely Come

The time shall surely come, The hour is drawing near

Translator: John Brownlie
Published in 1 hymnal

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The time shall surely come,
The hour is drawing near,
When in the clouds of heaven the Lord
To mortals shall appear.

Not in a lowly garb,
Shall we the Lord descry,
But decked in glory like the sun,
That lights the morning sky.

Not as in former days,
To pain and suffering sore,--
He comes to judge, Who came to save,--
To reign for evermore.

Then, O my soul, awake!
Put on thy garb of light,
Look for the dawn that brings the day,
All glorious and bright.

Wait, for the hour is nigh;
Watch, for His coming nears;
Be thou the faithful servant then,
When He, thy Lord, appears.

Hymns of the Holy Eastern Church, 1902

Translator: John Brownlie

Brownlie, John, was born at Glasgow, Aug. 6, 1859, 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 shall surely come, The hour is drawing near
Title: The Time Shall Surely Come
Translator: John Brownlie
Meter: 6.6.8.6
Language: English
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