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

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

Philip P. Bliss (🔊 pdf nwc).

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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.

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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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