1 Glad tidings! glad tidings! the king is near,
And our glorious Deliverer will soon, soon appear
In the clouds of bright glory to earth he will come,
And the angels will bear us to heaven, our home.
2 Glad tidings! glad tidings! the kingdom is near;
On the plains of fair Canaan we soon shall appear;
There with harps tuned celestial our voices we'll raise
To the Lord, our Redeemer, in accents of praise.
3 Glad tidings! glad tidings! the kingdom is near;
Then rejoice, ye sad exiles, and be of good cheer.
Lo! the promised possession we soon shall receive,
And with Jesus in glory eternally live.
Source: The Seventh-Day Adventist Hymn and Tune Book: for use in divine worship #871
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