Scripture Verse

Thou shalt be with Me. Luke 23:43


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 & shoul­ders, at least 200×300 pix­els),


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


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.


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