Scripture Verse

Many shall come from the east and west. Matthew 8:11


James H. Fillmore, Sr. (1849–1936)

Words: Fro­nia Smith, in Gems and Jew­els, by James Fill­more & James H. Ro­se­crans (Cin­cin­na­ti, Ohio: Fill­more Bro­thers, 1890), num­ber 66.

Music: Ga­ther­ing James H. Fill­more (🔊 pdf nwc).

If you know where to get a good pho­to of Smith (head & shoul­ders, at least 200×300 pix­els),


From east and west, from north and south
That count­less host shall throng,
Unnumbered as the sea’s white sands
Its my­ri­ads pass along.


Their song shall ring as loud they sing
While gladly march­ing on,
They tri­bute bring to Christ the King,
When cares of life are done.

With palms of vic­to­ry shall they come,
While march­ing proud and grand
As free from toil they near that home
Within the pro­mised land.


From tri­bu­la­tions great they come
With robes made white and fair,
By wash­ing in the pre­cious blood
Of Christ their cap­tain there.