Though The Joys Of Life Be Many


Tho’ the joys of life be many,
And temptations lure away,
Still my heart doth cling to Jesus,
The Life, the Truth, the Way;
I will watch for his appearing,
For my heart his love hath won;–
I’ll go with Jesus when he comes!

Refrain:
When he comes!
When he comes!
O my soul, be ready when he comes!
I will watch for his appearing,
For my heart his love hath won;–
I’ll go with Jesus when he comes!

Jesus walk’d the earth a pilgrim,
Weary oft and faint was he;
Sad and lone the vales he traversed,
By the shores of Galilee;
But when once again he cometh,
King of glory shall he be;–
I’ll go with Jesus when he comes!

Refrain:
When he comes!
When he comes!
O my soul, be ready when he comes!
I will watch for his appearing,
For my heart his love hath won;–
I’ll go with Jesus when he comes!

He was poor, yet fed the many,
Tho’ oppress’d he sooth’d their pain;
When the mourners gathered round him,
Rais’d their dead to life again;
On the cross he met our judgment,
Gave his life a ransom then;–
I’ll go with Jesus when he comes!

Refrain:
When he comes!
When he comes!
O my soul, be ready when he comes!
I will watch for his appearing,
For my heart his love hath won;–
I’ll go with Jesus when he comes!

Lo! again the earth shall see him,
But the thorns are crowns of gold;
And the glory that surrounds him,
Mortal tongue hath never told;
Let no earthly love detain me,
Let mine eyes but him behold!–
I’ll go with Jesus when he comes!

Refrain:
When he comes!
When he comes!
O my soul, be ready when he comes!
Let no earthly love detain me,
Let mine eyes but him behold!–
I’ll go with Jesus when he comes!