What a great and wondrous gathering

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1 What a great and wondrous gath’ring when the Son of Man shall come,
In the brightness of His glory, with His people gath’ring home!
When all nations, tribes and kingdoms of the earth shall be His own,
They shall hail Him Lord and Saviour, Him that sitteth on the throne.

Refrain:
What a gath’ring of the ransomed—what a gath’ring that will be,
There to meet and be with Jesus through the vast eternity!

2 We shall see the holy city of the new Jerusalem;
We shall enter through the gates beset with many a wondrous gem;
And the Lord Himself shall meet us with the holy angel band;
Friends and loved ones then shall greet us to the heav’nly glory land. [Refrain]

3 At the wondrous living fountain, flowing pure and full and free,
How we’ll drink, and never thirst again, beside the crystal sea!
There we’ll join in songs of heaven, strike the harps of purest gold,
For the victory is given and the Saviour we behold. [Refrain]

Source: Fair as the Morning. Hymns and Tunes for Praise in the Sunday-School #40

Author: J. H. Kurzenknabe

Kurzenknabe, John Henry. (Muenchhof, Kurhessen, Germany, June 18, 1840--April 13, 1927, Harrisburg, Pennsylvania). German Reformed layman. His parents died of cholera when he was five, and he was placed in a boarding school. When 14, he came to the United States with his violin and his share ($500) of his parents' estate. During the 48-day voyage, he attended an elderly sick woman, a Mrs. Ziegler from Wilkes-Barre, Penn., whose family helped him settled in the States. He attended Wyoming Seminary nearby, where he studied music and perfected his English. Even before graduation, he taught violin and began teaching singing classes in the area. In 1856, William B. Bradbury came to Wilkes-Barre for a six-week musical institute. He was so impress… Go to person page >

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First Line: What a great and wondrous gathering
Author: J. H. Kurzenknabe
Refrain First Line: What a gathering that will be

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Fair as the Morning. Hymns and Tunes for Praise in the Sunday-School #40

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