They are coming! they are coming! Who have been in darkness long

They are coming! they are coming! Who have been in darkness long

Author: T. C. O'Kane
Tune: [They are coming, they are coming]
Published in 4 hymnals

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1 They are coming! they are coming!
Who have been in darkness long;
They are coming to the Saviour,
With a glad, triumphant song.
From the lands beyond the ocean,
From the islands of the sea,
From the valleys and the mountains,
They are coming, Lord, to thee.

2 Long they sat beneath the shadow,
And the gloom of moral night,
Waiting only for the dawning
Of the promised heavenly light.
But they’ve heard the glorious gospel,
Of salvation full and free,
Now they read the “Blessed Bible,”
They are coming, Lord, to thee.

3 Hasten, Lord, the coming morning,
Of the bright millennial day—
And may we who love the Saviour,
Labor to extend his sway,
Until every ransomed being,
On the land and on the sea,
Shall unite in one grand chorus,
“We are coming, Lord, to thee.”

Source: The Ark of Praise #41

Author: T. C. O'Kane

O'Kane, Tullius Clinton, an American writer, born March 10, 1830, is the author of "O sing of Jesus, Lamb of God" (Redemption); and "Who, who are these beside the chilly wave?" (Triumph in Death), in I. D. Sankey's Sacred Songs and Solos, 1878 and 1881. --John Julian, Dictionary of Hymnology, Appendix, Part II (1907)… Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: They are coming! they are coming! Who have been in darkness long
Author: T. C. O'Kane
Publication Date: 1868
Copyright: This text in in the public domain in the United States because it was published before 1923.

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Instances

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Fresh Leaves for the use of Sabbath Schools #85Page Scan
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The School Hymnal #142Page Scan



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