My beloved is…the chiefest among ten thousand.@Song of Solomon 5:10
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Fanny Crosby (1820-1915)

Fanny Crosby, in Christian Endeavor Hymns, edited by Ira D. Sankey (Boston & New York: United Society of Christian Endeavor and Biglow & Main, 1894), number 38.

Marylebone George C. Stebbins, 1894 (🔊 pdf nwc).

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George C. Stebbins (1846-1945)

He’s the Chief among ten thousand,
My Redeemer and my King!
I shall worship and adore Him,
And His praise forever sing.
He’s the lily of the valley,
And the fairest of the fair!
I shall see Him in His glory,
Where the many mansions are.

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He’s the Chief among ten thousand,
And the fairest of the fair;
I shall see Him in His beauty,
And His image I shall bear.

When my earthly course is finished,
And the work of life is done,
When the battle cry is over,
And the victor’s crown is won;
I shall cast my crown before Him,
I shall walk with Him in white,
Where the silver fountains sparkle,
’Mid the vales of endless light.

Refrain

I shall see Him in His beauty,
And His hand shall wipe away
Every tear of pain and sorrow,
While His gentle voice will say,
Come, ye blessèd of My Father,
To the rest prepared above,

Where the tree of life is blooming,
In My home of peace and love.

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