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What though my joys and comfort die?
The Lord my savior liveth.
What though the darkness gather round?
Songs in the night he giveth.

(My Life Flows On In Endless Song)

What Words of greeting!

When the hosts redeemed to Zion come With gladness and with song

Author: F. A. Blackmer
Tune: [When the hosts redeemed to Zion come]
Published in 2 hymnals

Representative Text

1 When the hosts redeemed to Zion come,
With gladness and with song,
And upon the fields of glory stand,
A mighty, countless throng;
And the ransomed ones of ev'ry age
Shall all the ransomed see,
O! what words of greeting shall be said,
What a meeting that will be!

Chorus:
What a meeting that will be,
What a meeting that will be,
What a meeting that will be!
When the saints all meet, and in glory greet,
What a meeting that will be!

2 When the patriarchs and prophets who
So fully God believed,
Who "in faith all died, not having then
The promises received,"
Shall behold each promise there fulfilled,
And faith's glad ending see,
O! what words of greeting shall be said,
What a meeting that will be! [Chorus]

3 When the Bride made glorious shall stand
Before the great I Am,
With her garments wash'd and robes made white,
In blood of Calvary's Lamb;
When the saved their Saviour there shall meet,
Upon the crystal sea,
O! what words of greeting shall be said,
What a meeting that will be! [Chorus]


Source: Singing by the Way (Rev. ed.) #46

Author: F. A. Blackmer

Blackmer, Francis Augustus. (Ware, Massachusetts, February 17, 1855--October 8, 1930, Somerville, Massachusetts). Advent Christian musician. His parents, Augustus and Jane Blackmer, were among those caught up in the excitement of the Millerite Movement. One son, Fred, became an Advent Christian minister. Francis, with a talent recognized at an early age, consecrated his own life to Christian service as a musician. He was immersed in baptism at the Adventist campmeeting in Springfield, Massachusetts, by Elder Miles Grant. His early years were spend in central Massachusetts, his schooling at Wilbraham Academy. He was largely self-taught in harmony and musical composition. He wrote the words and music to his first gospel song, "Out on the f… Go to person page >

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First Line: When the hosts redeemed to Zion come With gladness and with song
Title: What Words of greeting!
Author: F. A. Blackmer
Language: English
Refrain First Line: What a meeting, what a meeting
Copyright: Public Domain

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