Scripture Verse

There is laid up for me a crown of righteousness, which the Lord, the righteous judge, shall give me at that day: and not to me only, but unto all them also that love His appearing. 2 Timothy 4:8

Introduction

Words: Jon­a­than B. Atch­in­son, in Gos­pel Hymns No. 2, ed­it­ed by Phil­ip Bliss & Ira D. San­key (Cin­cin­na­ti, Ohio; Chicago, Il­li­nois & New York: John Church and Big­low & Main, 1876).

Music: Phi­lip P. Bliss (🔊 pdf nwc).

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

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Philip P. Bliss
(1838–1876)

Lyrics

O crown of rejoicing
That’s waiting for me,
When finished my course,
And when Jesus I see,
And when from my Lord
Comes the sweet sounding word:
Receive, faithful servant,
The joy of thy Lord.

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O crown of rejoicing,
O wonderful song;
O joy everlasting,
O glorified throng;
O beautiful home,
My home can it be?
O glory reserved for me?

O wonderful song
That in glory I’ll sing,
To Him who redeemed me,
To Jesus my king;
All glory and honor
To Him shall be giv’n,
And praises unceasing,
Forever in Heav’n.

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O joy everlasting
When Heaven is won,
Forever in glory
To shine as the sun;
No sorrow nor sighing—
These all flee away,
No night there, no shadows—
’Tis one endless day.

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O wonderful name
Which the glorified bear,
The new name which Jesus
Bestows on us there;
To him that o’ercometh
’Twill only be giv’n,
Blest sign of approval,
Our welcome to Heav’n.

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