1 Lo! I behold the scattering shades,
The dawn of heaven appears;
The sweet immortal morning spreads
It blushes round the spheres.
2 I see the Lord of glory come,
And flaming guards around;
The skies divide to make him room,
The trumpet shakes the ground.
3 I hear the voice,"Ye dead arise!"
And lo, the graces obey;
And waking saints with joyful eyes
Salute the expected day.
4 They leave the dust, and on the wing
Rise to the midway air,
In shining garments meet their king,
And low adore him there.
5 O may our humble spirits stand,
Among them clothed in white!
The meanest place at his right hand
Is infinite delight.
6 How will our joy and wonder rise,
When our returning King
Shall bear us homeward through the skies,
On love's triumphant wing!
The Hartford Selection of Hymns from the most approved authors, 1799
|Meter||First Line||Instances (3)||Text Title||Refrain First Line||Authors||Composers||Scripture||Tune Title||Tune Key||Incipit||Languages||Publication Date|
|220.127.116.11||Lo! I behold the scatt'ring shades||The Hartford Selection of Hymns: from the most approved authors: to which are added a number never before published (2nd ed.) #CCCLXV||A prospect of resurrection||English||1802|
|18.104.22.168||Lo! I behold the scatt'ring shades||The Hartford Selection of Hymns from the Most Approved Authors: to which are added a number never before published #CCCLXV||A prospect of resurrection||English||1799|
|22.214.171.124||Lo, faith beholds the scattered shades||The New Hymn Book, Designed for Universalist Societies: compiled from approved authors, with variations and additions (9th ed.) #198||1833|