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There are coming changes great

There are coming changes great

Author: George Matheson
Tune: MATHESON (Bullard)
Published in 19 hymnals

Printable scores: PDF, Noteworthy Composer
Audio files: MIDI

Representative Text

1 There are coming changes great
In the glad new time;
Trust in God and watch and wait
For the glad new time;
Mountain fears shall prostrate lie,
Vales of hope be lifted high;
Trembling earth embrace the sky,
In the glad new time.

2 There shall meet the great and small
In the glad new time,
Love shall be the lord of all
In the glad new time;
From the mountains shall descend
Hearts of old that could not bend,
And the poor shall have a friend,
In the glad new time.

3 We shall lift oppression’s load
In the glad new time;
We shall bear the cross of God
In the glad new time;
We shall seek the valleys deep
Where the weary strive or sleep,
And convey them up the steep
To the glad new time.

4 There shall be a joy in Heav’n
In the glad new time;
And God’s resting shall be giv’n
In the glad new time:
For His Sabbath shall be found
When the skies have touched the ground,
And the valleys shall resound
With the glad new time.

Source: The Cyber Hymnal #12074

Author: George Matheson

Matheson, George, D.D., was born at Glasgow, March 27, 1842, and although deprived of his eyesight in youth he passed a brilliant course at the University of Edinburgh, where he graduated M.A. in 1862. In 1868 he became the parish minister at Innellan; and subsequently of St. Bernard's, Edinburgh. He was the Baird Lecturer in 1881, and St. Giles Lecturer in 1882. He has published several important prose works. His poetical pieces were collected and published in 1890 as Sacred Songs, Edinburgh: W. Blackwood. In addition to his hymn "O Love that wilt not let me go" (q. v.), four others from his Sacred Songs are in Dr. A. C. Murphey's Book of Common Song, Belfast, 1890. --John Julian, Dictionary of Hymnology, Appendix, Part II (1907)… Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: There are coming changes great
Author: George Matheson
Refrain First Line: In the glad new time
Copyright: Public Domain



The Cyber Hymnal #12074
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The Cyber Hymnal #12074

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