13568. Christ's Coming

1 When purple twilight gathers,
And friendly stars appear,
When day’s long task is ended,
And quiet time is here,
I fold my hands and listen,
For I think that Christ may come,
And I want Him now at twilight,
When my day’s long task is done.

2 O glorious, happy promise,
Most comforting and sweet:
The "Lord Himself descendeth,
His saints together meet."
The heav’nly trumpet soundeth,
According to His word,
We’re "caught up in the glo"ry,
To be ever with the Lord.

3 So I’m watching and I’m waiting,
Each moment of the day;
It may be noon or evening
When He calleth me away;
It makes the day go faster,
And the trials easier borne,
When I’m thinking every minute—
Today the Lord may come.

Text Information
First Line: When purple twilight gathers
Title: Christ's Coming
Author: Anonymous
Meter: 76.76 D
Language: English
Source: Carols of Hope by Clarence M. Seamans, Frederick S. Stanton and Francis A. Blackmer (Boston: Advent Christian Publication Society, 1906)
Copyright: Public Domain
Tune Information
Composer: H. W. Seamans
Meter: 76.76 D
Key: G Major or modal
Copyright: Public Domain

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