When Thou Comest

When thou comest in thy kingdom

Author: William A. Ogden
Tune: [When Thou comest in Thy kingdom]
Published in 11 hymnals

Audio files: MIDI

Representative Text

1. When thou comest in Thy kingdom,
Jesus, Lord, remember me,
Thus the penitent thief entreated
Christ, the Lord, on Calvary.

Never in vain, never in vain,
Faith inspire this wonderful strain.
When thou comest in Thy kingdom,
Jesus, Lord, remember me.

2. When thou comest in Thy kingdom,
Sinful tho' my heart may be,
Like the penitent thief I pray Thee,
Jesus, Lord, remember me. [Chorus]

3. When thou comest in Thy kingdom,
Mounting upward to the skies,
Like the penitent thief, I pray to
Be with Thee in Paradise. [Chorus]

Source: Christ in Song: for all religious services nearly one thousand best gospel hymns, new and old with responsive scripture readings (Rev. and Enl.) #886

Author: William A. Ogden

William Augustine Ogden USA 1841-1897. Born at Franklin County, OH, his family moved to IN when he was age six. He studied music in local singing schools at age 8, and by age 10 could read church music fairly well. Later, he could write out a melody by hearing it sung or played. He enlisted in the American Civil War in the 30th IN Volunteer Infantry. During the war he organized a male choir which became well known throughout the Army of the Cumberland. After the war, he returned home, resumed music study, and taught school. He married Jennie V Headington, and they had two children: Lowell and Marian. He worked for the Iowa Normal School, Toledo Public School System. Among his teachers: Lowell Mason, Thomas Hastings, E E Baily and… Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: When thou comest in thy kingdom
Title: When Thou Comest
Author: William A. Ogden
Language: English
Refrain First Line: Never in vain, faith inspires
Copyright: Public Domain



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