1. Though we may not know the moment
when our blessèd Lord shall come
To receive us to mansions over there,
Yet we know ’twill not be long
before He takes His loved ones home,
And we’re caught up to meet Him in the air.
We’ll be caught up to meet Him in the air,
We’ll be caught up His blessedness to share;
Very soon He will come
To take His people home
Caught up to meet Him in the air.
2. There are times when we are called
to wade through waters deep and wide,
And the sorrows of Christ Himself to share;
We remember He has promised
to be ever at our side,
Till we’re caught up to meet Him in the air. [Refrain]
3. Then eternal years in glory
with our Savior we will spend;
O we long for that morning bright and fair!
When the days of our sojourning
and our pilgrimage shall end,
We’ll be caught up to meet Him in the air. [Refrain]
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 >