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Christ Returneth
Words by H.L. Turner
Music by James McGranahan

Mark 13:35
"Watch ye therefore:  for ye know not when the master of the house cometh,
at even, or at midnight, or at the cockcrowing, or in the morning:"

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          It may be at morn, when the day is awaking,
          When sunlight thru darkness and shadow is breaking
          That Jesus will come in the fullness of glory
          To receive from the world His own.

            Chorus
            O Lord Jesus, how long, how long
            Ere we shout the glad song,
            Christ returneth!  Hallelujah!
            Hallelujah!  Amen.  Hallelujah!  Amen.

          It may be at midday, it may be at twilight,
          It may be, perchance, that the blackness of midnight
          Will burst into light in the blaze of His glory,
          When Jesus receives His own.

            Chorus
            O Lord Jesus, how long, how long
            Ere we shout the glad song,
            Christ returneth!  Hallelujah!
            Hallelujah!  Amen.  Hallelujah!  Amen.

          Oh, joy!  oh, delight!  should we go without dying,
          No sickness, no sadness, no dread and no crying.
          Caught up through the clouds with our Lord into glory,
          When Jesus receives His own.

            Chorus
            O Lord Jesus, how long, how long
            Ere we shout the glad song,
            Christ returneth!  Hallelujah!
            Hallelujah!  Amen.  Hallelujah!  Amen.


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