The Bridegroom Meets His Bride

The Bridegroom meets His bride

Author: James Stephens (ca. 1902)
Tune: ST. CECILIA (Hayne)
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1. The Bridegroom meets His bride,
Arrayed in garments white;
She waged a lifelong war,
And conquered in His might.

2. The banner o’er her floats,
That o’er her floated long;
The mighty conqueror,
Leads on the victor throng.

3. ’Tis not to conflict now,
The sound of strife is o’er;
All tears are wiped away,
And sighs are heard no more.

4. ’Tis to the banquet spread,
To join the festal throng;
Theirs is the shout of praise,
Theirs the eternal song.

5. The victor’s crown they wear,
Crowned is their living head:
The wealth of Heaven is theirs,
His glory on them shed.

Author: James Stephens

Stephens, James, was born at Southsea, March 18, 1847, and ordained to the curacy of Christ Church, Plymouth, 1873. He became Chaplain of Falmouth Roadstead, in 1876, and in 1880 Missioner under the Rev. W. H. M. H. Aitken in connection with the Church Parochial Mission Society. He has published Children's Sermons as Living Water for Little Pitchers, 1882, and Light for Little Lanterns, 1885, &c. His Mission Hymns, originally published in 1883, has been enlarged twice, and now contains 113 hymns. Of these he is the author of about twenty, all of which are marked in the index of first lines. Concerning the hymn "Another page of life Is open unto me," which is attributed to him, Mr. Stephens says: "It was given to me by a lady unknown… Go to person page >

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First Line: The Bridegroom meets His bride
Title: The Bridegroom Meets His Bride
Author: James Stephens (ca. 1902)
Meter: 6.6.6.6
Source: Hymns of Consecration and Faith, by James Mountain (London: Marshall Brothers, new & enlarged edition, circa 1902), number 418
Language: English
Copyright: Public Domain

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