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.