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“A Glorious Church”

 Do you hear them coming, brother,
Thronging up the steeps of light,
Clad in glorious shining garments,
Blood washed, garments pure and white?


’Tis a glorious church without spot or wrinkle,
Washed in the blood of the Lamb;
’Tis a glorious church without spot or wrinkle,
Washed in the blood of the Lamb.


Do you hear the stirring anthems,
Filling all the earth and sky,
’Tis a grand, victorious army,
Lift its banner up on high!


Never fear the clouds of sorrow,
Never fear the storms of sin.
We shall triumph on the morrow,
Even now our joys begin.


Wave the banner, shout His praises,
For our victory is nigh!
We shall join our conqu’ring Savior,
We shall reign with Him on high!

Ralph Erskine Hudson died this date, (6/14/1901) at Cleveland, Ohio.  He was Pro­fes­sor of Vo­cal Mu­sic at Mount Un­ion Coll­ege, Alliance, Ohio.  Hudson was a Methodist but sup­port­ed the Sal­va­tion Ar­my when it started in Al­li­ance.  He was a trustee of Tay­lor Un­i­ver­si­ty, Up­land, In­di­a­na.  He was born 7/12/1843 at Napoleon, Ohio

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He has no snowy evenings,

Wherever he as gone.

Whether up the steeps of light,

Or down the hills of non-dawn.

Unless the Lord of all weather,

The Worker of all that’s best,

Has snow in eternal heaven;

Snow with beauty but no mess,

Snow that falls but never stays,

Or stays but causes no stormy days.   – eab, 12/2001

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