I Love His Appearing

There was one came to die in the sinner's stead

Author: Thoro Harris
Tune: [There was One came to die in the sinner's stead]
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1. There was One came to die in the sinner’s stead,
Who the fullness of grace brought to view;
He is coming again, Judge of quick and dead,
And I love His appearing, don’t you?

I love His appearing, I do, (don’t you?)
The glad day is nearing, ’tis true;
He will take us on high
Where the saints cannot die;
I love His appearing, don’t you?

2. Then the children of light who in Jesus sleep,
Will awake, by His word formed anew;
O this hope in my heart groweth strong and deep,
And I long to be like Him, don’t you? [Refrain]

3. All creation has groaned in the thralls of pain,
While the faithful, the valiant and true;
Cry, O merciful Christ! take Thy pow’r and reign,
For they look for His kingdom, don’t you? [Refrain]

4. Then the heavens shall melt at their Maker’s voice,
And the earth shall be fashioned anew;
At the glorious tho’t how the saints rejoice!
For they know He is coming, don’t you? [Refrain]

Source: The Cyber Hymnal #2872

Author: Thoro Harris

Born: March 31, 1874, Washington, DC. Died: March 27, 1955, Eureka Springs, Arkansas. Buried: International Order of Odd Fellows Cemetery, Eureka Springs, Arkansas. After attending college in Battle Creek, Michigan, Harris produced his first hymnal in Boston, Massachusetts, in 1902. He then moved to Chicago, Illinois at the invitation of Peter Bilhorn, and in 1932, to Eureka Springs, Arkansas. He composed and compiled a number of works, and was well known locally as he walked around with a canvas bag full of handbooks for sale. His works include: Light and Life Songs, with William Olmstead & William Kirkpatrick (Chicago, Illinois: S. K. J. Chesbro, 1904) Little Branches, with George J. Meyer & Howard E. Smith (Chicago, Illi… Go to person page >

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First Line: There was one came to die in the sinner's stead
Title: I Love His Appearing
Author: Thoro Harris
Refrain First Line: I love his appearing, I do


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