What a Change

What a change that will be

Author: J. H. Sammis
Tune: [What a change that will be]
Published in 1 hymnal

Audio files: MIDI

Representative Text

1 What a change that will be
When my Saviour I see,
And stand in the light of His face;
Then His image I’ll bear,
And His likeness I’ll share,
And reflect all His beauty and grace.

Refrain:
What a change! Can it be,
That so soon we shall see
The Redeemer and Saviour we love?
With white robe and bright crown,
At His table sit down,
In the beautiful city above?

2 What a change that will be,
In the land of the free,
As aliens no longer to roam;
With our perils o’er-past,
A safe anchor to cast,
Where no sorrow or trials can come. [Refrain]

3 What a change that will be,
What a glad jubilee!
The lame man shall leap as a hart,
And the blind shall see clear,
And the deaf man shall hear,
And the dumb sing for gladness of heart! [Refrain]

Source: The Voice of Thanksgiving #94

Author: J. H. Sammis

John H. Sammis was born in Brooklyn. He moved to Logansport, Indiana when ye was 22, where he was converted to Christianity. He was active in the Y.M.C.A., serving as secretary for the Terre Haute Association and later becoming State Secretary. After this, he studied at Lane and McCormack seminaries and was ordained in the Presbyterian church at Glidden, Iowa. He also pastored churches in Indianapolis, Grand Haven, MI, Red Wing and St. Paul, Minn. In 1909 he became associated with the Los Angeles Bible Institute. He wrote more that 100 hymns. Dianne Shapiro, from "The Singers and Their Songs: sketches of living gospel hymn writers" by Charles Hutchinson Gabriel (Chicago: The Rodeheaver Company, 1916) Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: What a change that will be
Title: What a Change
Author: J. H. Sammis
Refrain First Line: What a change! Can it be
Publication Date: 1913
Copyright: This text in in the public domain in the United States because it was published before 1923.
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