Millennium

That glorious day is drawing nigh

Author (attributed to): John Leland
Tune: PLEASANT HILL
Published in 100 hymnals

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1 That glorious day is drawing nigh,
When Zion's light shall shine;
She shall arise and shine on high,
Bright as the morning sun
The north and south their suns resign,
And earth's foundation bend;
Christ, like a comely bride adorn'd,
All-glorious shall descend.

2 The king that wears the glorious crown,
The azure flaming bow,
That holy city shall bring down,
To bless his saints below.
When Zion's bleeding conqu'ring king
Shall sin and death destroy,
The morning stars together sing,
And Zion shouts for joy.

3 The holy bright musician band,
Who play on harps of gold,
In holy order see they stand,
Fair Salem to behold.
Ascending on such melting strains,
Jehovah's name they bear,
Such shouts thro' earth's extensive plains
Were never heard before.

4 Let Satan rage and boast no more,
Nor think his reigning long,
The saints, tho' feeble weak and poor,
Their great Redeemer's strong,
He is their shield and hiding place,
A covert from the wind,
A fountain in the wilderness,
Throughout the weary land.

5 The chrystal streams run down from heav'n
They issue from the throne,
The floods of strive away are driv'n
The church becomes but one.
That peaceful union we shall know,
And live upon his love,
And shout and sing of grace below,
As angels do above.

6 A thousand years shall roll around,
The church shall be complete,
Call'd by the glorious trumpet sound,
Their Saviour Christ to meet,
They rise with joy, and mount on high,
They fly to Jesus' arms,
And gaze with wonder and delight,
On their beloved's charms,

7 Like apples fair his beauties are,
To feed and cheer the mind,
No earthly fruit can so recruit,
Nor flaggons full of wine.
Their troubles o'er, they grieve no more,
But sing in strains of joy,
In raptures sweet, and bliss complete,
They feast and never cloy.


Source: Hymns and Spiritual Songs for the use of Christians #159b

Author (attributed to): John Leland

Leland, John, an American Baptist minister, was born at Grafton, Massachusetts, on May 15th, 1754, and began to preach at the age of 20. From 1776 to 1790 he was in Virginia, and thereafter in Massachusetts, mostly at Cheshire. He died Jan. 14, 1841. His Sermons, Addresses, Essays and Autobiography were published by his niece, Miss L. F. Greene, at Lanesboro, Massachusetts, in 1845. His influence seems to have been equalled by his peculiarities. We hear of his "restless activity and roving disposition"; his "mad devotion to politics," wherein he had much local and temporary weight; his "ready wit and endless eccentricities;" as also of his high character. Of the hymns which have been ascribed to him, some on doubtful authority, the followin… Go to person page >

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First Line: That glorious day is drawing nigh
Title: Millennium
Author (attributed to): John Leland
Language: English
Refrain First Line: That glorious day is drawing nigh
Copyright: Public Domain

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The Cyber Hymnal #6560
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General Collection of Hymns, Original and Selected, for Use of Christians #d290

Harmonia Sacra, being a Compilation of Church Music. 10th ed #d300

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Hymns and Spiritual Songs for the Use of Christians #d139

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Hymns and Spiritual Songs for the use of Christians #159b

Hymns and Spiritual Songs for the Use of Christians. 8th ed. #d164

Hymns and Spiritual Songs on Different Subjects #d67

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Hymns and Spiritual Songs, Original and Selected, for the Use of Christians. (5th ed.) #S34

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Hymns of the "Jubilee Harp" #a217

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Hymns, Original and Selected, for the Use of Christians. (5th ed. corr.) #49

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Hymns, Original and Selected, for the Use of Christians. 8th ed. #d249

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Psalms, Hymns and Spiritual Songs, 4th ed. #d177

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Psalms, Hymns and Spiritual Songs, Original and Selected. (14th stereotype ed.) #S54b

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Selection of Hymns and Spiritual Songs #d98

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Songs of Pilgrimage #492

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Songs of Zion. 8th ed. #d97

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The Advent Harp; designed for believers in the speedy coming of Christ #448

The Baptist Harmony #d354

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The Cluster of Spiritual Songs, Divine Hymns and Sacred Poems #CLXI

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The Harmonia Sacra. 14th ed. #d293

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