When Jesus shall gather the nations

When Jesus shall gather the nations

Author: Harriet B. McKeever
Tune: [When Jesus shall gather the nations] (Sweney)
Published in 27 hymnals

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1 When Jesus shall gather the nations,
Before him at last to appear,
Then how shall we stand in the Judgment,
When summon'd our sentence to hear?

He will gather the wheat in his garner,
But the chaff will he scatter away;
Then how shall we stand in the Judgment
Of the great resurrection day?

2 Shall we hear, from the lips of the Saviour,
The words "faithful servant, well done,"
Or trembling with tear and with anguish,
Be banished away from his throne? [Chorus]

3 He will smile when he looks on his children,
And sees on the ransom'd his seal;
He will clothe them in heavenly beauty,
As low at his footstool they kneel. [Chorus]

4 Then let us be watching and waiting,
With lamps burning steady and bright;
When the Bridegroom shall call to the wedding
O may we be ready for flight! [Chorus]

5 Thus living with hearts fixed on heaven,
In patience we wait for the time
When the days of our pilgrimage ended,
We'll bask in the presence divine. [Chorus]

Source: Christ in Song: for all religious services nearly one thousand best gospel hymns, new and old with responsive scripture readings (Rev. and Enl.) #42

Author: Harriet B. McKeever

McKeever, Harriet Burn, b. at Philadelphia, Pa., Aug. 28, 1807, and d. at Chester, in the same State, Feb. 7, 1887. She was engaged in educational work in Philadelphia for many years, and was associated with St. Andrew's Episcopal Church in that city. Her hymns, written in some instances for use in St. Andrew's, were collected and published as Twilight Musings, in 1857. From this volume we find that "Jesus, high in glory," p. 1574, ii., was written by Miss McKeever. [Rev. John Brownlie] --John Julian, Dictionary of Hymnology, New Supplement (1907)  Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: When Jesus shall gather the nations
Author: Harriet B. McKeever
Refrain First Line: He will gather the wheat in his garner



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