When Jesus Comes Again

When Jesus comes again to gather His own

Author: James W. Gaines
Tune: [When Jesus comes again to gather His own]
Published in 11 hymnals

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1 When Jesus comes again to gather His own,
And to the true a crown is giv’n,
I want to hear Him say, “My servant, well done,
Thy soul shall know the joys of heav’n.”

I want to know that He will welcome me there,
I do not want to be denied;
I want to meet Him in that city so fair,
And ever there with Him abide.

2 I want to tell to all the story of love,
That they may know His pardon free,
And there before His throne in glory above,
Receive a crown of victory. [Refrain]

3 He’s coming back again, His jewels to claim,
They shall receive eternal rest;
’Tis sweet to know that all who come in His name
Shall there be numbered with the blest. [Refrain]

4 I do not know the day my Savior will come,
But I must be prepared to go;
If I am ready, He will call me His own,
And that’s enough for me to know. [Refrain]

Evening Light Songs, 1987 (Timeless Truths)

Author: James W. Gaines

Born: January 23, 1881, Hiram, Kaufman County, Texas. Died: June 3, 1937, Oakville, Tennessee. Buried: Edmondson Cemetery, Southaven, Mississippi. In 1900, Gaines was living in Kauffman, Texas. He worked with the Trio and/or Quartet Music Companies in Waco, Texas, and married Laurel Life around 1904. Their daughter Mia was born in Texas around 1906, and their son Charles Life Gaines in Missouri around 1907. The family moved to Tennessee by World War I, when Gaines was drafted for military service. After the war, he ran a music publishing company in Memphis, Tennessee. His works include: The Gospel Messenger (Memphis, Tennessee: J. W. Gaines Music Company, 1931) Revival Tidings (Memphis, Tennessee: Gaines Music Company, 1932… Go to person page >

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First Line: When Jesus comes again to gather His own
Title: When Jesus Comes Again
Author: James W. Gaines
Meter: with refrain
Language: English
Refrain First Line: I want to know that he will welcome me there



Timeless Truths #259


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