To him that overcometh will I give to eat of the hidden manna, and will give him a white stone, and in the stone a new name written, which no man knoweth saving he that receiveth it.@Revelation 2:17

Menzies Cumming, in The Wonderful Story in Song, by Frederick A. Fillmore (Cincinnati, Ohio: F. L. Rowe, 1917), number 36. In this book, the author’s name is shown as Cummins.

James H. Rosecrans (🔊 pdf nwc).

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James H. Rosecrans (1843-1926)

When life’s sun has gone down into rest,
And the grave seems the home of hopes blighted;
What tho’ dark be its shades,
And tho’ silent its glades?
I’ll awake in the land by love lighted.

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O what will my new name be there?
When done with this life and its story?
In a white stone so fair, and graven with care,
That name I shall know when in glory.

Well I know it will be a sweet name,
That within the white stone will be written;
For my Savior is mine,
And my counselor divine,
Will reveal it to me when in Heaven.

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What a joy will be mine in that day,
When I meet with dear friends loved and gracious,
Who have crossed o’er the tide
Unto Canaan’s fair side,
Where we’ll sing of our Savior so precious.

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