Wednesday, March 4, 2009

That Glorious Day is Coming!

I found this hymn in Wayne Grudem's Systematic Theology.
It's about the day we receive our glorified bodies.
That glorious day is coming, brothers and sisters!
Are you ready?!!!
Run the race to win, by faith in Christ. Hallelujah!!

Ten Thousand Times Ten Thousand

Ten thousand times ten thousand in sparkling raiment bright
the armies of the ransomed saints throng up the steeps of light
'tis finished, all is finished, their fight with death and sin
fling open wide the golden gates, and let the victors in.

what rush of alleluias fills all the earth and sky!
what ringing of a thousand harps bespeaks the triumph nigh!
o day, for which creation and all its tribes were made
o joy, for all its former woes a thousand-fold repaid!

o then what raptured greetings on Canaan's happy shore
what knitting severed friendships up where partings are no more
then eyes with joy shall sparkle, that brimmed with tears of late
orphans no longer fatherless, nor widows desolate.

bring near thy great salvation, thou Lamb for sinners slain
fill up the role of thine elect, then take thy pow'r and reign
appear, desire of nations, thine exiles long for home
show in the heav'n thy promised sign; thou Prince and Savior,

By Henry Alford, 1867 (New Testament professor at Cambridge University, England, and one of the greatest Greek scholars of the 19th century). Grudem's, page 839.

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