Scripture Verse

Thou shalt be with Me. Luke 23:43

Introduction

Words & Mu­sic: E. T. Bow­ers, in Na­tion­al Tid­ings of Joy, ed­it­ed by Da­vid E. Dortch (Nash­ville, Ten­nes­see: Na­tion­al Bap­tist Pub­lish­ing Board, 1878), num­ber 6 (🔊 pdf nwc).

If you know Bow­ers’ full name, or where to get a good pho­to of him (head-and-shoul­ders, at least 200×300 pix­els), would you ?

Lyrics

How sweet will be the rest,
When life is o’er,
With Jesus and the blest,
Forevermore.

Refrain

How sweet, how sweet to dwell
In Heaven above,
And ever, ever, tell
Of Jesus’ love.

How sweet ’twill be to live
Where angels sing;
And all our praises give
To Christ our king.

Refrain

How sweet ’twill be to know
Our work is done;
And over every foe,
The victory’s won.

Refrain