O church of Christ, behold at last

O church of Christ, behold at last

Author: Adoniram J. Gordon
Tune: [O Church of Christ, behold at last]
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1 O Church of Christ, behold at last
The promised sign appear,—
The Gospel preached in all the world;
And lo! The King draws near.

He shall reign from sea to sea;
When He girds on His conqu’ring sword;
All the ends of the earth shall see
The salvation of our God.

2 With girded loins, make haste! make haste,
Thy witness to complete.
That Christ may take His throne and bring
All nations to His feet. [Refrain]

3 And Thou, O Israel, long in dust,
Arise, and come away!
See how the Sun of Righteousness
Sheds forth the beams of day. [Refrain]

4 The scattered sons are gath’ring home,
The fig-tree buds again;
A little while, and David’s Son
On David’s throne shall reign. [Refrain]

5 Then sing aloud, O Pilgrim Church,
Brief conflict yet remains,
And then Immanuel descends
To bind thy foe in chains. [Refrain]

Source: The Voice of Thanksgiving #62

Author: Adoniram J. Gordon

Gordon, Adoniram Judson, D.D., born at New Hampton, N.H., Apr. 19, 1836. Graduated at Brown University, 1860; entered the Baptist ministry; Pastor of Clarendon Street Baptist Church, Boston, 1869; and died in 1895. He published The Vestry Hymn and Tune Book, 1872; and was one of the editors of the Service of Song for Baptist Churches, 1871. His hymns in common use include:— 1. O blessed Paraclete. [Holy Spirit .] Given in Sursum Corda, 1898, as having been written in 1890. 2. O Spirit's anointing, for service appointing . [Foreign Missions.] This hymn was "written in the summer of 1886, at Northfield School for Bible Study, organised by Mr. Moody. More than one hundred college students connected with this s… Go to person page >

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First Line: O church of Christ, behold at last
Author: Adoniram J. Gordon
Refrain First Line: He shall reign from sea to sea



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