Scripture Verse

…in the Lamb’s book of life. Revelation 21:27

Introduction

Words: Ma­ry A. Kid­der, 1876.

Music: Frank M. Da­vis, Ju­ly 1876 (🔊 pdf nwc). Da­vis wrote this mu­sic in Burr Oak, Mi­chi­gan.

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

portrait
Frank M. Davis
1839–1896

Lyrics

Lord, I care not for rich­es,
Neither sil­ver nor gold;
I would make sure of Hea­ven,
I would en­ter the fold.
In the book of Thy king­dom,
With its pag­es so fair,
Tell me, Je­sus, my Sav­ior,
Is my name writ­ten there?

Refrain

Is my name writ­ten there,
On the page white and fair?
In the book of Thy king­dom,
Is my name writ­ten there?

Lord, my sins they are ma­ny,
Like the sands of the sea,
But Thy blood, O my Sav­ior,
Is suf­fi­cient for me;
For Thy pro­mise is writ­ten,
In bright let­ters that glow,
Though your sins be as scar­let,
I will make them like snow.

Refrain

Oh! that beau­ti­ful ci­ty,
With its man­sions of light,
With its glo­ri­fied be­ings,
In pure gar­ments of white;
Where no ev­il thing com­eth
To de­spoil what is fair;
Where the an­gels are watch­ing,
Yes, my name’s writ­ten there.

Refrain