1) In these, the closing days of time
What joy the glorious hope affords,
That soon, oh wondrous truth sublime!
He shall reign, King of kings and Lord of lords
ch He's coming soon, He's coming soon,
With joy, we welcome His returning;
It may be morn, it may be night or noon,
We know He's coming soon
2) The signs around in earth and air
Or painted on the starlit sky,
God's faithful witnesses declare
That the coming of the Saviour draweth nigh.
3) The dead in Christ who 'neath us lie,
In countless numbers, all shall rise
When thro' the portals of the sky
He shall come to prepare our paradise.
4) And we who living, yet remain,
Caught up, shall meet our faithful Lord;
This hope we cherish not in vain,
But we comfort one another by this word.
This song was written by Thoro Harris, (a fellow Oneness believer with G.T. Haywood, Andrew Urshan, Howard Goss, Glenn Cook, etc.), to the tune of the Hawaiian melody, Aloha Oe. Thoro Harris wrote a number of very beautiful songs among which were, "All That Thrills My Soul in Jesus," "Caught Up," etc. You can find a number of his songs on the internet, for instance at the following web address, http://www.cyberhymnal.org/bio/h/a/r/harris_t.htm, and others. Many of his songs also appear in the songbook Pentecostal Praises, or Sing Unto the Lord, available from www.pentecostalpublishing.com.
The soon return of the Lord Jesus Christ is still the hope of the church! This will not be one of the longer blogs so let me conclude with a statement and a question. First the statement, Jesus is coming back soon. The writer of the Book of Hebrews said in Hebrews 10:37, "For yet a little while, and he that shall come will come, and will not tarry." And, are you ready? The Lord Himself said in Luke 12:40, "Be ye therefore ready also: for the Son of man cometh at an hour when ye think not."