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GUEST,Betty 27 Mar 10 - 04:04 PM
Richie 27 Mar 10 - 06:47 PM
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Subject: request: Sunrise Tomorrow
From: GUEST,Betty
Date: 27 Mar 10 - 04:04 PM

Thanks for the help on the song:(Twilight is Falling).
I found another song that has evading me.Maybe someone remembers it.
Sunrise Tomorrow
When I shall come to the end of my way,
When I shall rest at the close of life's day'
When "Welcome Home" I shall here Jesus say'
Oh that will be sunrise for me!

Sunrise tomorrow! Sunrise tomorrow!
Sunrise in Glory is waiting for me!
Sunrise tomorrow! Sunrise tomorrow!
Sunrise in Glory for eternity!"
I am not sure that is the entire song but is all I could find.


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Subject: ADD: Sunrise (Ackley-Poole)
From: Richie
Date: 27 Mar 10 - 06:47 PM

Here's some info. May be best to start a new thread:

SUNRISE
(Ackley-Poole)

When I shall come to the end of my way,
When I shall rest at the close of life's day,
When "Welcome home" I shall hear Jesus say,
Oh, that will be sunrise for me. . . .

CHORUS: Sunrise tomorrow, sunrise tomorrow,
Sunrise in glory is waiting for me;
Sunrise tomorrow, sunrise tomorrow,
Sunrise with Jesus for eternity.

When in His beauty I see the great King,
Join with the ransomed His praises to sing,
When I shall join them my tribute to bring,
Oh, that will be sunrise for me. . .

When life is over and daylight is passed,
In heaven's harbor my anchor is cast,
When I see Jesus my Savior at last,
Oh, that will be sunrise for me. . .



"...My soul waiteth for the Lord more than they that watch for the morning" (Ps. 130.6)

    INTRO: A song which points out the importance of waiting for the Lord as one might wait through the night for the morning is "Sunrise" (#428 in Sacred Selections for the Church). The text was written by William Charles Poole, who was born on Apr. 14, 1875 at Easton, MD, to farming parents and was converted at age eleven. Educated at Washington College in Chestertown, MD, he became a Methodist preacher in 1900 and served various churches in the Wilmington, DE, Conference for 35 years. Charles Hutchinson Gabriel encouraged him to produce gospel song texts. His first and perhaps best known one is "Just When I Need Him Most" in 1907 with music by Gabriel (it is also included in Sacred Selections).

    The tune for "Sunrise" was composed by Bentley DeForest Ackley (1872-1958). The song was first published in the 1924 Songs of Faith and Triumph by the Hall-Mack Co., and the copyright was renewed in 1952 by the Rodeheaver Co. Some of Ackley's other melodies that have appeared in our books are for "I Walk With the King" and "What Will You Do With Jesus?" Poole died at Lewes, DE, on Dec. 24, 1949. Among hymnbooks published by members of the Lord's church during the twentieth century for use in churches of Christ, "Sunrise" appeared in the 1937 Great Songs of the Church No. 2 edited by E. L. Jorgenson, in addition to Sacred Selections.

    This song encourages us to wait until that time when life ends and we can see the Lord.

I. Stanza 1 mentions the end of the way
"When I shall come to the end of my way,
When I shall rest at the close of the day,
When 'Welcome home' I shall hear Jesus say,
O that will be sunrise for me."
A. Someday we shall come to the end of our earthly way in death: Heb. 9.27
B. Then those who die in the Lord will rest from their labors: Rev. 14.13
C. And ultimately Jesus will say, "Welcome home," and we can enter into His joy: Matt. 25.21

II. Stanza 2 mentions seeing the great King
"When in His beauty I see the great King,
Join with the ransomed His praises to sing,
When I shall join them my tribute to bring,
O that will be sunrise for me."
A. The hope of those who are pure in heart is that someday they will see God: Matt. 5.8
B. At that time, they can join with the ransomed of all ages to sing His praises: Rev. 5.8-10
C. Then the redeemed will join to bring tribute to Him and serve Him forever: Rev. 22.1-3

III. Stanza 3 mentions the hope of heaven
"When life is over and daylight is past,
In heaven's harbor my anchor is cast,
When I see Jesus my Savior at last,
O that will be sunrise for me."
A. The song likens life to a day in which the coming of night represents death: Jn. 9.4
B. Yet, when daylight is past, the hope of the righteous is that in heaven their anchor will be cast: Heb. 6.19-20
C. And there, when the sun rises again for eternity we are promised that we shall see our Savior as He is: 1 Jn. 3.1-3

    CONCL.: The chorus continues to point our minds forward to that glorious eternity.
"Sunrise tomorrow, sunrise tomorrow,
Sunrise in glory is waiting for me;
Sunrise tomorrow, sunrise tomorrow,
Sunrise with Jesus for eternity."

The Thessalonian brethren "turned to God from idols to serve the living and true God, and to wait for His Son from heaven" (1 Thes. 1.9-10). As we journey through this life, we must worship our God, work in His service, walk in the light, wage the good warfare, and then as our days begin to draw to a close, wait for the coming "Sunrise."


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