Scripture Verse

He shall separate them one from another, as a shepherd divideth his sheep from the goats: And He shall set the sheep on His right hand, but the goats on the left. Then shall the King say unto them on His right hand, Come, ye blessed of My Father, inherit the kingdom prepared for you from the foundation of the world. Matthew 25:32–34

Introduction

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Eden R. Latta
(1839–1915)

Words: Ed­en R. Lat­ta, in Tears and Tri­umphs, ed­it­ed by Le­an­der L. Pick­ett, Mar­tin W. Knapp & John R. Bry­ant (Co­lum­bia, South Ca­ro­li­na: L. L. Pick­ett, 1894), num­ber 18.

Music: George B. Hol­sing­er (🔊 pdf nwc).

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George B. Holsinger
(1857–1908)

Lyrics

In the day of all days,
When the world shall be judged,
And the chaff from the wheat
Shall be thoroughly fanned,
Then the righteous shall shine
As the stars in the sky,
And their places shall be
At the Savior’s right hand.

Refrain

Let me find a place with that happy band,
Who shall ever abide,
Abide at the Savior’s right hand.

But the wicked who will not
Repent and believe,
And will never live up
To the Master’s command,
Shall be placed on the left,
As unworthy to be
With the children of God
At the Savior’s right hand.

Refrain

We are journeying on to eternity, now,
On the banks of death’s Jordan
We sometime shall stand!
Shall we fear to pass over
The dark rolling flood,
Lest our portion not be
At the Savior’s right hand?

Refrain

If our shepherd He is,
And we follow His call,
He will lead us safe home
To that beautiful land;
And, with crowns on our brows,
And with branches of palm,
We shall ever abide
At the Savior’s right hand.

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