When on clouds of glory Jesus comes again

When on clouds of glory Jesus comes again

Author: Eliza E. Hewitt
Tune: [When on clouds of glory]
Published in 3 hymnals

Printable scores: PDF, Noteworthy Composer
Audio files: MIDI

Representative Text

1 When on clouds of glory
Jesus comes again,
Comes with shining angels,
Evermore to reign;
Will we greet His triumph
With a song of praise?
Or in silent rapture
On His beauty gaze?

On the Mount of Olives,
When His feet shall rest,
Where shall we be numbered, you and I?
Called among the ransomed,
Known among the blest?
Shall we there be numbered, you and I?

2 When the great archangel
Sounds the trumpet clear,
So from earth and ocean
All the dead shall hear,
Will our brows, illumined,
Bear the saving name?
Will we meet King Jesus
With a glad acclaim? [Refrain]

3 When the sky above us,
On that final day,
When the scenes around us
Pass in flame away;
Then will Jesus claim us
As His very own?
Then will we be standing,
Saved, before His throne? [Refrain]

Source: The Cyber Hymnal #9064

Author: Eliza E. Hewitt

Pseudonym: Li­die H. Ed­munds. Eliza Edmunds Hewitt was born in Philadelphia 28 June 1851. She was educated in the public schools and after graduation from high school became a teacher. However, she developed a spinal malady which cut short her career and made her a shut-in for many years. During her convalescence, she studied English literature. She felt a need to be useful to her church and began writing poems for the primary department. she went on to teach Sunday school, take an active part in the Philadelphia Elementary Union and become Superintendent of the primary department of Calvin Presbyterian Church. Dianne Shapiro, from "The Singers and Their Songs: sketches of living gospel hymn writers" by Charles Hutchinson Gabriel (… Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: When on clouds of glory Jesus comes again
Author: Eliza E. Hewitt
Refrain First Line: On the mount of olives where his feet shall rest
Copyright: Public Domain



The Cyber Hymnal #9064
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The Cyber Hymnal #9064

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