Christ's Coming

When purple twilight gathers

Author: Anonymous
Tune: [When purple twilight gathers]
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Representative Text

1. When purple twilight gathers,
And friendly stars appear,
When day's long task is ended,
And quiet time is here,
I fold my hands and listen
For I think that Christ may come.
And I want him now at twilight,
When my day's long task is done.

2. O glorious, happy promise,
Most comforting and sweet:
The "Lord himself descendeth,
His saints together meet."
The heav'nly trumpet soundeth,
According to his word,
We are "caught up in the glory,
To be ever with the Lord."

3. So I'm watching and I'm waiting,
Each moment of the day;
It may be noon or evening
When he calleth me away;
It makes the day go faster,
And the trials easier borne,
When I'm thinking every minute
Today the Lord may come.

Source: Carols of Hope: a compilation of select sacred songs for use in Sunday schools, praise and young people's services #145

Author: Anonymous

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Text Information

First Line: When purple twilight gathers
Title: Christ's Coming
Author: Anonymous
Meter: D
Language: English
Copyright: Public Domain



The Cyber Hymnal #13568
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The Golden Sheaf No. 2: a collection of gospel hymns, new and old, responsive readings, hymns for the Sunday school, young people's societies, male voices, choruses, and general worship #49
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