When the Chief Shepherd appears, you will receive the crown of glory that will never fade away.@1 Peter 5:4
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Henry Ostrom (1862-1941)

Henry Ostrom, 1910. This song made its first public appearance at a conference of the Siebert United Evangelical Church, Allentown, Pennsylvania. Some hymnals show the author as George Walter Whitcomb, Ostrom’s pseudonym.

Charles H. Marsh (🔊 pdf nwc).

Jesus may come today
Glad day, glad day!
And I would see my friend;
Dangers and troubles would end
If Jesus should come today.

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Glad day, glad day!
Is it the crowning day?
I’ll live for today, nor anxious be;
Jesus, my Lord I soon shall see.
Glad day, glad day!
Is it the crowning day?

I may go home today
Glad day, glad day!
Seemeth I hear their song;
Hail to the radiant throng!
If I should go home today.

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Why should I anxious be?
Glad day, glad day!
Lights appear on the shore,
Storms will affright nevermore,
For He is at hand today.

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Faithful I’ll be today,
Glad day, glad day!
And I will freely tell
Why I should love Him so well,
For He is my all today.

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