188. Our Lord Is Now Rejected

1
Our Lord is now rejected,
 
And by the world disowned;
 
By the many still neglected,
 
And by the few enthroned:
 
But soon He'll come in glory—
 
The hour is drawing nigh;
 
For the crowning day is coming
 
By and by.
 
Oh, the crowning day is coming,
 
Is coming by and by!
 
When our Lord shall come in "power"
 
And "glory" from on high!
 
Oh, the glorious sight will gladden
 
Each waiting, watchful eye,
 
In the crowning day that's coming
 
By and by.
2
The heavens shall glow with splendor,
 
But brighter far than they
 
The saints shall shine in glory,
 
As Christ shall them array.
 
The beauty of the Saviour
 
Shall dazzle every eye,
 
In the crowning day that's coming
 
By and by.
3
Let all that look for, "hasten"
 
The coming joyful day,
 
By earnest consecration
 
To walk the narrow way;
 
By gathering in the lost ones
 
For whom our Lord did die,
 
For the crowning day that's coming
 
By and by.