The Lord is coming, let this be

Full Text

1. The Lord is coming, let this be
The herald note of jubilee;
And when we meet and when we part
The salutation from the heart.

Refrain
The Lord is coming, let this be
The herald note of jubilee,
The herald note of jubilee.

2. The Lord is coming! sound it forth
From east to west, from south to north;
Speed on! speed on the tidings glad,
That none who love Him may be sad. [Refrain]

3. The Lord is coming, swift and sure
And all His judgments shall endure;
And none can hope t’escape His wrath,
Who walk not in the narrow path. [Refrain]

4. The earth, with her ten thousand wrongs
Will soon be tuned in nobler songs;
Our praise shall then, in realms of light,
With all His universe unite. [Refrain]

Source: The Cyber Hymnal #3939

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First Line: The Lord is coming, let this be

Tune

SOLID ROCK

The Sunday school hymn writer William B. Bradbury (PHH 114) composed SOLID ROCK in 1863 for Edward Mote's "My Hope Is Built on Nothing Less." The tune name derives from that song's refrain: "On Christ, the solid rock, I stand. . . .” Bradbury published SOLID ROCK in his 1864 children's collection…

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WARRINGTON

WARRINGTON was composed by Ralph Harrison (b. Chinley, Derbyshire, England, 1748; d. Manchester, Lancashire, England, 1810) and published in his collection of psalm tunes, Sacred Harmony (1784). The tune's rising inflections help to accent words such as erotic (probably the only time this word has b…

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