Thursday, June 21, 2012


The hymn sung at the church funeral service of the three murdered Mawbey children at Gilgandra was 'When He Cometh'.
It was written by American pastor William O Cushing in 1856 for his Sunday School children.
The music is by George F. Root.

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.

Listen to the tune and see and hear children singing this hymn by clicking on this link:
"When He Cometh"