They Are Coming with Songs

They are coming with songs, The victorious throng

Author: Mary D. James
Tune: [They are coming with songs]
Published in 6 hymnals

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1 They are coming with songs,
The victorious throng,
Lo! up to Mount Zion they come;
With joy they are crowned,
Oh, what blessings abound
In the way to their glorious home.

Refrain:
They are coming, coming,
The ransomed of the Lord,
And Jesus, His banner o’er them spreads;
They are coming, coming,
Coming with songs,
And everlasting joy upon their heads.

2 Though rough is their path,
How unwav’ring their faith;
Though fearful the foe in their way,
Still singing they come
Up to Zion their home,
And they triumph in Christ day by day. [Refrain]

3 Oh, well may they sing,
For the Spirit doth bring
Rich foretastes of bliss as they go;
And earnest is giv’n,
And the glory of Heav’n
Makes bright all their pathway below. [Refrain]

4 Sing on, happy throng,
For your jubilant song
Is the wonderful story of grace—
It tells of the blood
Of the crucified Lord,
And bestows on the Lamb all the praise. [Refrain]

Source: Timeless Truths #846

Author: Mary D. James

Mary Dagworthy Yard James USA 1810-1883. Born at Trenton, NJ, she began teaching Sunday school at age 13 in the Methodist Episcopal Church. She married Henry B James, and they had four children: Joseph, Mary, Ann, and Charles.. She became a prominent figure in the Wesleyan Holiness movement of the early 1800s, assisting Phoebe Palmer (also a hymnist) and often leading meetings at Ocean Grove, NJ, and elsewhere. She wrote articles that appeared in the “Guide to holiness”, “The New York Christian advocate”, “The contributor”, “The Christian witness:, “The Christian woman”, “The Christian standard”, and the “Ocean Grove record”. She wrote a biography of Edmund J Yard entitled, “The soul winner” (1883). She… Go to person page >

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First Line: They are coming with songs, The victorious throng
Title: They Are Coming with Songs
Author: Mary D. James
Language: English
Copyright: Public Domain

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