What A Time That Will Be

When the night has fled away

Author: James Rowe
Tune: [When the night has fled away]
Published in 2 hymnals

Printable scores: PDF, Noteworthy Composer
Audio files: MIDI

Representative Text

1 When the night has fled away,
And we greet the better day,
What a time that will be!
When we see the mansions shine
In the city so divine,
What a time, what a happy time ’twill be!

Refrain:
What a time that will be,
For the souls pure and free,
When around the throne we sing
To our everlasting king,
What a time that will be!
What a time that will be.

2 When along the streets of gold
Friends and dear ones we behold,
What a time that will be!
When we gather on the strand,
To uplift hosannas grand,
What a time, what a happy time ’twill be! [Refrain]

3 When we know we are at home,
Nevermore to toil or roam,
What a time that will be!
When we first behold the face
Of the King who saves by grace,
What a time, what a happy time ’twill be! [Refrain]

Source: The Cyber Hymnal #12525

Author: James Rowe

Pseudonym: James S. Apple. James Rowe was born in England in 1865. He served four years in the Government Survey Office, Dublin Ireland as a young man. He came to America in 1890 where he worked for ten years for the New York Central & Hudson R.R. Co., then served for twelve years as superintendent of the Mohawk and Hudson River Humane Society. He began writing songs and hymns about 1896 and was a prolific writer of gospel verse with more than 9,000 published hymns, poems, recitations, and other works. Dianne Shapiro, from "The Singers and Their Songs: sketches of living gospel hymn writers" by Charles Hutchinson Gabriel (Chicago: The Rodeheaver Company, 1916) Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: When the night has fled away
Title: What A Time That Will Be
Author: James Rowe
Copyright: Public Domain

Media

The Cyber Hymnal #12525
  • PDF (PDF)
  • Noteworthy Composer Score (NWC)

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The Cyber Hymnal #12525

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