A Glorious Church

Do you hear them coming, brother?

Author: Ralph E. Hudson
Tune: [Do you hear them coming, brother?]
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1 Do you hear them coming, brother
Thronging up the steeps of light,
Clad in glorious shining garments —
Bloodwashed garments pure and white?

'Tis a glorious Church without spot or wrinkle,
Washed in the blood of the Lamb.
'Tis a glorious Church, without spot of wrinkle,
Washed in the blood of the Lamb.

2 Do you hear the stirring anthems
Filling all the earth and sky?
'Tis a grand, victorious army.
Lift its banner up on high! Refrain

3 Never fear the clouds of sorrow;
Never fear the storms of sin.
We shall triumph on the morrow'
Even now our joys begin. Refrain

4 Wave the banner, shout His praises,
Four our victory is nigh!
We shall join our conqu'ring Saviour;
We shall reign with Him on high! Refrain

Source: Praise and Worship: hymnal #220

Author: Ralph E. Hudson

Ralph Hudson (1843-1901) was born in Napoleon, OH. He served in the Union Army in the Civil War. After teaching for five years at Mt. Vernon College in Alliance he established his own publishing company in that city. He was a strong prohibitionist and published The Temperance Songster in 1886. He compiled several other collections and supplied tunes for gospel songs, among them Clara Tear Williams' "All my life long I had panted" (Satisfied). See 101 More Hymn Stories, K. Osbeck, Grand Rapids, MI: Kregel Publications, 1985). Mary Louise VanDyke Go to person page >

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First Line: Do you hear them coming, brother?
Title: A Glorious Church
Author: Ralph E. Hudson
Language: English
Refrain First Line: 'Tis a glorious church without spot or wrinkle
Publication Date: 1977
Copyright: This text may still be under copyright because it was published in 1977.



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