Jesus Comes

Watch ye saints with eyelids waking

Author: Phoebe Palmer
Tune: [Watch, ye saints, with eyelids waking] (Kirkpatrick)
Published in 49 hymnals

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1 Watch, ye saints, with eyelids waking;
Lo! the pow'rs of heav'n are shaking;
Keep your lamps all trimmed and burning,
Ready for your Lord's returning.

Lo! He comes, lo! Jesus comes;
Lo! He comes, He comes all glorious!
Jesus comes to reign victorious,
Lo! He comes, yes, Jesus comes.

2 Lo! the promise of your Savior,
Pardoned sin and purchased favor,
Blood-washed robes and crowns of glory;
Haste to tell redemption's story. [Refrain]

3 Kingdoms at their base are crumbling,
Hark! His chariot wheels are rumbling;
Tell, oh, tell of grace abounding,
While the seventh trump is sounding. [Refrain]

4 Nations wane, though proud and stately;
Christ His kingdom hast'neth greatly;
Earth her latest pangs is summing;
Shout, ye saints, your Lord is coming. [Refrain]

5 Sinners, come, while Christ is pleading;
Now for you He's interceding;
Haste, ere grace and time diminished
Shall proclaim the myst'ry finished. [Refrain]

Source: One Lord, One Faith, One Baptism: an African American ecumenical hymnal #608

Author: Phoebe Palmer

Palmer, Phoebe, an American Methodist, b. 1807, and d. in 1874, wrote "Blessed Bible! how I love thee" (Holy Scriptures), and “O! when shall I sweep through the gates" (Heaven Anticipated). The latter is in I. D. Sankey's Sacred Songs and Solos, 1878. --John Julian, Dictionary of Hymnology, Appendix, Part II (1907)  Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: Watch ye saints with eyelids waking
Title: Jesus Comes
Author: Phoebe Palmer
Language: English
Refrain First Line: Lo, he comes, lo! Jesus comes
Copyright: Public Domain



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