When the ranks march

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1 There will come a blessed morning, shadows then will disappear,
And the heart be free from sorrow and from sin;
It will be a wondrous gath’ring from the nations far and near,
When the ranks of the saved march in.

Refrain:
When the ranks of the saved thro’ the gates march in,
When the ranks of the saved march in;
Kept by his redeeming grace,
I shall see the Savior’s face
When the ranks of the saved march in.

2 Soon will Jesus call his children to be with him over there,
Soon a crown of life the ransomed soul shall win;
There’ll be shouting and rejoicing, there’ll be raiment white and fair,
When the ranks of the saved march in. [Refrain]

3 Soon the trump of God shall echo o’er the mountain and the plain,
Then the gath’ring from the nations shall begin;
Ev’ry heart shall then in rapture tell of Jesus’ love again,
When the ranks of the saved march in. [Refrain]

Source: The Finest of the Wheat No. 3 #110

Author: Lewis E. Jones

Lewis Edgar Jones USA 1865-1936. Born in Yates City, IL, his family moved near Davenport, IA, where he lived on a farm until age 21. He went into business for awhile, and attended the Moody Bible Institute in Chicago. He was a classmate of evangelist, Billy Sunday. After graduating, he worked for the YMCA in Davenport, IA; Fort Worth, TX (1915, as general secretary); and Santa Barbara, CA (1925 as general secretary). Hymn writing was his avocation, and he wrote 200+, advising that many came from pastors’ sermons. He married Lora May Wright (1872-1950), and they had a daughter, Frances Ellen (1897-1982). He died in Santa Barbara, CA. John Perry  Go to person page >

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First Line: There will come a blessed morning
Title: When the ranks march
Author: Lewis E. Jones
Copyright: Public Domain

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