Scripture Verse

What are these which are arrayed in white robes? And whence came they? Revelation 7:13


Words: Anne H. She­pherd, 1815, alt.

Music: Child­ren’s Prais­es, ar­ranged by Hen­ry E. Mat­thews, 1841 (🔊 pdf nwc).

If you know where to get a good pic­ture of Shep­herd or Mat­thews (head-and-shoul­ders, at least 200×300 pix­els), would you ?


Around the throne of God in Heaven,
Thousands of children stand,
Children whose sins are all forgiven,
A holy, happy band.


Singing, Glory, glory,
Glory be to God on high.

In flowing robes of spotless white
See everyone arrayed;
Dwelling in everlasting light
And joys that never fade.


What brought them to the world above,
That Heaven so bright and fair,
Where all is peace, and joy, and love;
How came those children there.


Because the Savior shed His blood
To wash away their sin;
Bathed in that pure and precious flood,
Behold them white and clean,


On earth they sought the Savior’s grace,
On earth they loved His name;
So now they see His blessèd face,
And stand before the Lamb,