Behind the Song: Redemption Draweth Nigh

Scripture promises Jesus will return and only God in heaven knows the day and hour.  Not even Jesus or the angels know when he will return. {Mark 13:32}

Luke 21:28 says, “And when these things begin to come to pass, then look up, and lift up your heads; for your redemption draweth nigh.” 

Gordon Jensen

The song was written by Gordon Jensen who published the song with his publishing company Silverline Music {now part of Warner Music Group}.

Jensen spoke of the difficulty in pitching the song.  Many artists told him people wouldn’t be interested in the song.

However, Duane Allen of the Oak Ridge Boys felt it was “the type of song that would be sung for years.” 

Many popular groups of the 1970s recorded the song and it is still being sung today.

Gordon Jensen was inducted into the Southern Gospel Hall of Fame in 2012.

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