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When the Master comes in glory

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1 When the Master comes in glory,
With His angels fair and bright,
When the world’s completed story
Is unrolled before His sight;
When the saved of every nation
Join to praise His grace divine,
Shall these words of commendation,
Fall upon your ears, and mine?

Well done, well done,
O shall we hear the welcome words, well done?
Shall we hear the Saviour saying,
When we stand before the throne,
Well done, my child, well done.

2 There is work to do for Jesus,
That should every pow’r employ;
May His blessed service please us,
More than any earthly joy.
There are souls that must not perish,
Wand’ring sheep that we may find;
Little lambs that we may cherish,
Broken hearts that we may bind. [Chorus]

3 O the good beyond all guessing
Of a loving deed or look!
O the wondrous pow’r of blessing
In a word from God’s own Book!
Let us spread the great salvation
Till the setting of the sun;
Then we’ll hear the commendation
From the Masters lips, “Well done.” [Chorus]

Source: Devotional Songs #56

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 the Master comes in glory
Author: Eliza E. Hewitt
Refrain First Line: Well done, well done, O shall we hear
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