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What a meeting that will be

Representative Text

1. When Jesus calls His jewels
From ev'ry land and sea,
And takes them home to glory,
What a meeting that will be!

Refrain:
We'll meet them in glory,
Meet them in glory,
Meet them in glory;
What a meeting that will be!

2. We'll meet the friends departed,
The loved ones called away;
Not one will be forgotten
In the glad reunion day. [Refrain]

3. We'll meet the kings and prophets
Of ages long ago,
And all the faithful martyrs
Who bled for truth below. [Refrain]

4. We'll meet in all His beauty
The One whom we adore,
Who died that we, believing,
May live forevermore. [Refrain]

Source: Christ in Song: for all religious services nearly one thousand best gospel hymns, new and old with responsive scripture readings (Rev. and Enl.) #922

Author: Franklin E. Belden

Belden was born in Battle Creek, Michigan in 1858. He began writing music in his late teenage years after moving to California with his family. For health reasons he later moved to Colorado. He returned to Battle Creek with his wife in the early 1880s, and there he became involved in Adventist Church publishing. F. E. Belden wrote many hymn tunes, gospel songs, and related texts in the early years of the Seventh-day Adventist Church. Belden was able to rapidly write both music and poetry together which enabled him to write a song to fit a sermon while it was still being delivered. He also wrote songs for evang­el­ist Bil­ly Sun­day. Though Belden’s later years were marred by misunderstandings with the church leadership over his royal… Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: When Jesus calls his jewels
Title: What a meeting that will be
Author: Franklin E. Belden
Refrain First Line: We'll meet them in glory

Timeline

Instances

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Christ in Song #922

Hymns for Use in Divine Worship ... Seventh-Day Adventists #d1275

Melodies of Zion #d281

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The Seventh-Day Adventist Hymn and Tune Book #1355

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