Hymn Lyrics | Christ is Coming

Hymn lyrics - Christ is coming, coming soonIn the glow of early morning, In the solemn hush of night;
Down from Heaven’s open portals, Steals a messenger of light,
Whispering sweetly to my spirit, While the hosts of Heaven sing:
This the wondrous thrilling story: Christ is coming—Christ my King.
This the wondrous thrilling story: Christ is coming—Christ my King.

Oft me thinks I hear His footsteps, Stealing down the paths of time;
And the future dark with shadows, Brightens with this hope sublime.
Sound the soul inspiring anthem; Angel hosts, your harps attune;
Earth’s long night is almost over, Christ is coming—coming soon.
Earth’s long night is almost over, Christ is coming—coming soon.

Long we’ve waited, blest Redeemer, Waited for the first bright ray
Of the morn when sin and sorrow, At Thy presence flee away;
But our vigil’s nearly over; Hope of Heav’n, oh, priceless boon!
In the east the glow appearing, Christ is coming—coming soon.
In the east the glow appearing, Christ is coming—coming soon.

Christ is Coming (In the Glow of Early Morning) | by Winfield Macomber, 1890


I recently read a book entitled Evidence Not Seen – a powerful testimony of a missionary woman in New Guinea who was captured by the Japanese at the start of WWII and endured four years as a POW. Despite her circumstances she strove to honor Christ and her story is remarkable. She relied on the scriptures and hymns she had memorized prior to being captured, and this was one such hymn she enjoyed and shared.


Now faith is the assurance of things hoped for, the conviction of things not seen.

For by it the people of old received their commendation.

By faith we understand that the universe was created by the word of God, so that what is seen was not made out of things that are visible.

And what more shall I say?

For time would fail me to tell of Gideon, Barak,Samson, Jephthah, of David and Samuel and the prophets— who through faith conquered kingdoms, enforced justice, obtained promises, stopped the mouths of lions, quenched the power of fire, escaped the edge of the sword, were made strong out of weakness, became mighty in war, put foreign armies to flight.

Women received back their dead by resurrection.

Some were tortured, refusing to accept release, so that they might rise again to a better life.

Others suffered mocking and flogging, and even chains and imprisonment.

They were stoned, they were sawn in two, they were killed with the sword.

They went about in skins of sheep and goats, destitute, afflicted, mistreated— of whom the world was not worthy—wandering about in deserts and mountains, and in dens and caves of the earth.

And all these, though commended through their faith, did not receive what was promised, since God had provided something better for us, that apart from us they should not be made perfect.

Hebrews 11:1-3, 32-40


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