When He cometh, when He cometh

When He cometh, when He cometh. William Orcutt Cushing* (1823-1902). Like Cushing’s ‘Ring the bells of Heaven, there is joy today’*, this was published in George F. Root* and B.R. Hanby’s The Red Bird, the Summer Number of ‘Our Song Birds’, a Juvenile Musical Quarterly (1866). It was entitled ‘Jewels’, from the first verse: When He cometh, when He cometh To make up his jewels, All his jewels, precious jewels, His loved and His own; This was followed by the refrain: Like the stars of the morning,His bright crown adorning,They shall shine in their beauty,Bright gems for His crown. Verse 3 (of 3) goes on to make the image explicit: Little children, little childrenWho love their...

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