Scripture Verse

When the Chief Shepherd appears, you will receive the crown of glory that will never fade away. 1 Peter 5:4


Henry Ostrom

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

Music: Charles H. Marsh (🔊 pdf nwc).

If you know where to get a good pho­to of Marsh (head-and-shoul­ders, at least 200×300 pix­els), would you ?


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


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.


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


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.