186. In the Glow of Early Morning

1 In the glow of early morning,
In the solemn hush of night,
Down from heaven’s open portals
Steals a messenger of light,
Whisp'ring 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.

2 Oft methinks 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.

3 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, O priceless boon!
In the east the glow appearing--
Christ is coming, coming soon.
In the east the glow appearing,--
Christ is coming, coming soon.

Text Information
First Line: In the glow of early morning
Title: In the Glow of Early Morning
Author: Winfield Macomber (1888)
Publication Date: 1974
Meter: 8 7 8 7 D.
Scripture: Hebrews 10:37; James 5:8
Topic: Ascension and Reign; Christ: Advent (second); Christ: Reign (2 more...)
Tune Information
Name: MACOMBER
Composer: Winfield Macomber (1888)
Meter: 8 7 8 7 D.
Key: E♭ Major



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