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What a meeting that will be

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1 What a meeting that will be,
When our course is finished here,
And we pass with angels bright,
Where the skies are ever clear!

Chorus:
What a meeting, what a meeting,
With the dear ones gone before!
What a meeting, happy meeting,
On the bright and golden shore!

2 What a meeting that will be,
With the good of ages past,
Who their barks have safely moor'd
Where there comes no stormy blast! [Chorus]

3 What a meeting that will be,
When the Savior's face we view,
And with all the ransomed join
In the song forever new! [Chorus]

Source: Songs of Free Grace #56

Author: Eden Reeder Latta

Rv Eden Reeder Latta USA 1839-1915. Born at Haw Patch, IN, the son of a Methodist minister, (also a boyhood friend of hymn writer Willam A Ogden) he became a school teacher. During the American Civil War he preached for the Manchester Methodist Church and other congregations (possibly as a circuit rider filling empty pulpits). In 1863 he married Mary Elizabeth Wright, and they had five children: Arthur, Robert, Jennie, two others. He taught for the public schools of Manchester, and later Colesburg, IA. He moved to Guttenberg, IA, in the 1890s, and continued writing song lyrics for several major gospel composers, including William Ogden, James McGranahan, James Fillmore, and Edmund Lorenz. He wrote 1600+ songs and hymns, many being wi… Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: What a meeting that will be
Author: Eden Reeder Latta
Refrain First Line: What a meeting, what a meeting
Publication Date: 1879
Copyright: Public Domain

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