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


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 & shoul­ders, at least 200×300 pix­els),

Philip P. Bliss (1838–1876)


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.


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.


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.


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.