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They Come

They come from the east and west, they come from the lands afar

Translator: Thoro Harris
Published in 16 hymnals

Audio files: MIDI

Representative Text

1 They come from the East and West,
They come from the lands afar,
To feast with the King, to dine as His guest;
How blessed these pilgrims are!
Beholding His hallow’d face
A glow with a light divine;
Blest partakers of His grace,
As gems in His crown to shine.

Since Jesus has set me free,
I’m happy as heart can be;
No longer I bear the burden of care,
His yoke is so sweet to me.
My soul was as black as night,
But darkness as taken flight;
Now I shout the victory,
For Jesus has set me free.

2 I look on the great white throne,
Before it the ransom’d stand;
No longer are tears, no sorrow is known
Nor death in that goodly land.
My Savior has gone before,
Preparing the way for me;
Soon we’ll meet to part no more
Thru time of eternity. [Chorus]

3 The gates of that holy place
Stand open by night and day;
O look to the Lord who “giveth more grace,”
Whose love has prepar’d the way.
A home in those mansions fair
His hand hath reserv’d for all,
For the wedding feast prepare,
Obeying the gracious call. [Chorus]

Source: Melodies of Praise #260

Translator: Thoro Harris

Born: March 31, 1874, Washington, DC. Died: March 27, 1955, Eureka Springs, Arkansas. Buried: International Order of Odd Fellows Cemetery, Eureka Springs, Arkansas. After attending college in Battle Creek, Michigan, Harris produced his first hymnal in Boston, Massachusetts, in 1902. He then moved to Chicago, Illinois at the invitation of Peter Bilhorn, and in 1932, to Eureka Springs, Arkansas. He composed and compiled a number of works, and was well known locally as he walked around with a canvas bag full of handbooks for sale. His works include: Light and Life Songs, with William Olmstead & William Kirkpatrick (Chicago, Illinois: S. K. J. Chesbro, 1904) Little Branches, with George J. Meyer & Howard E. Smith (Chicago, Illi… Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: They come from the east and west, they come from the lands afar
Title: They Come
German Title: Sie kommen von Ost und West
Translator: Thoro Harris
Language: English
Copyright: Public Domain



Instances (1 - 16 of 16)

Foursquare Favorites #d162

Full Gospel Songs #d111

Gospel Songs #d125

Hymns of Hope #d173

Latter Rain Revival #d124

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Melodies of Praise #260

Revival Flame, Bosworth Campaign Special #d113

Revival Praise. Erickson Campaign Special #d98

Songs of His Coming #176

Songs of Old-Time Power #d164

Songs of the Coming King #d127

Songs of Trust and Triumph No. 1 #d87

Songs We Love #7

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Soul Inspiring Songs #31

Tabernacle Revivalist #d168

The Christian Hymnary. Bks. 1-4 #588

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