1. It may be at morn, when the day is awaking,

When sunlight thro’ darkness and shadow is breaking;

That Jesus will come in the fullness of glory,

To receive from the world “His own.”


O Lord Jesus, how long, how long,

Ere we shout the glad song,

Christ returneth!

Hallelujah! Hallelujah! Amen,

Hallelujah! Amen.

2. It may be at mid-day, it may be at twilight,

It may be, per chance, that the blackness of midnight

Will burst into light in the blaze of His glory;

When Jesus receives “His own.”

3. While its hosts cry Hosanna, from heaven descending,

With glorified saints and the angels attending;

With grace on His brow, like a halo of glory;

Will Jesus receive “His own.”

4. Oh, joy! oh, delight! Should we go without dying;

No sickness, no sadness, no dread and no crying;

Caught up thro’ the clouds with our Lord into glory;

When Jesus receives “His own.”

1. Admit that you are a sinner. "For all [humans] have sinned, and comes short of the glory of God....[and] the wages of sin is death; but the gift of God is eternal life through Jesus Christ our Lord" (Romans 3:23)
2. Repent now. "Repent ye therefore, and be converted, that your sins may be blotted out ...[for] if we confess our sins, he is faithful and just to forgive us our sins, and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness " (Acts 3:19, 1 John 1:9)
3. Believe that God loves you and Jesus died for you. "God commendeth his love toward us, in that, while we were yet Sinners, Christ died for us" (Romans 5:8)
4. Invite Jesus into your life through prayer of faith. Jesus says, "Behold, I stand at the door, and knock: if any man hear my voice, and open the door, I will come in to him, and will sup with him, and he with me" (Revelation 3:20)