Again, he'll come

From Olive's Hill, the multitude upgazing

Author: William M. Runyan
Tune: [From Olive's hill, the multitude upgazing]
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1. From Olive’s hill, the multitude upgazing,
Beheld, until the Savior passed from view;
But radiant heralds uttered words of promise,
He who has gone shall come again to you.

Again, again, the nations shall behold Him!
Again, again, enrobed in majesty;
In clouds of glory every eye shall see Him,
Again, again, the King of Glory see!

2. Again, but not in weakness or in sorrow;
Again, but not for bitter pain and loss;
The Son of God shall come in glory splendid,
Again, but not to bear shame’s bitter cross. [Refrain]

3. O Zion, clothe thyself in raiment holy;
Lift up thine eyes to greet thy coming king;
Rejoice, rejoice, no more be robed in sorrow,
Rejoice, O Zion, lift thy voice and sing. [Refrain]

Source: The Cyber Hymnal #51

Author: William M. Runyan

William M. Runyan (1870-1957) was an Christian composer from the United States who wrote the music to the well-known hymn "Great Is Thy Faithfulness." William Marion Runyan was born in Marion, New York in 1870 to a Methodist minister Rev. William White and his wife Hannah (Orcutt) Runyan. As a youth, Runyan served as a church organist and graduated from Marion High School in Marion, Kansas. Runyan attended Northwestern University for three years from 1895 to 1898 and was ordained as a Methodist minister at age twenty-one and then pastored various congregations in Kansas. Starting in 1915 Runyan began writing gospel songs with the encouragement of D.B. Towner of the Moody Bible Institute. In 1923 Runyan moved from Wichita to Chicago. From… Go to person page >

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First Line: From Olive's Hill, the multitude upgazing
Title: Again, he'll come
Author: William M. Runyan
Refrain First Line: Again, again, the nations shall behold him



The Cyber Hymnal #51
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