When He Cometh

This was one of Pastor Cushing’s first hymns for children. It was written in 1856 for his Sunday School children. The text is based on Mal 3:17 – “And they shall me mine, saith the Lord of Hosts, in that day when I make up my jewels.”

Lyrics: William O. Cushing
Music: George F. Root
Tune Title: JEWELS

When He cometh, when He cometh
To make up His jewels,
All His jewels, precious jewels,
His loved and His own.

Like the stars of the morning,
His brightness adorning,
They shall shine in their beauty,
Bright gems for His crown.

He will gather, He will gather
The gems for His kingdom;
All the pure ones, all the bright ones,
His loved and His own.

Little children, little children,
Who love their Redeemer,
Are the jewels, precious jewels,
His loved and His own.

I have a handbell and vocal version of this hymn on video as well:

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