Scripture Verse

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

Introduction

Words & Mu­sic: Jane E. Hall, in Gos­pel Gems, by W. War­ren Bent­ley (Bos­ton, Mas­sa­chu­setts: G. D. Rus­sell, 1879), num­ber 7 (🔊 pdf nwc).

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

Lyrics

We shall have a new name in that land,
In that land, that sunny, sunny land,
When we meet that bright angelic band,
In that sunny land.
A new name, a new name,
We’ll receive up there;
A new name, a new name,
All who enter there.

Refrain

We shall have a new name in that land,
In that land, that sunny, sunny land,
When we meet that bright angelic band,
In that sunny land.

We’ll receive it in a pure white stone,
And no one will know the name therein,
Only unto him who hath ’tis known,
When we’re free from sin.
A white stone, a white stone,
We’ll receive up there;
A white stone, a white stone,
All who enter there.

Refrain

Don’t you wonder what that name will be,
Sweeter far than aught on earth can be,
We will be quite satisfied when we
Shall that new name know.
I wonder, I wonder,
What that name will be,
I wonder, I wonder,
What He’ll give to me.

Refrain