Be thou faithful unto death, and I will give thee a crown of life.@Revelation 2:10
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Fanny Crosby (1820–1915)

Fanny Crosby, in Redemption Songs, edited by John Sweney, William J. Kirkpatrick & John J. Lowe (Philadelphia, Pennsylvania: John J. Hood, 1889), number 106. Some hymnals show the author as Lizzie Edwards, one of Fanny’s pseudonyms.

Dalton John R. Sweney (🔊 pdf nwc).

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John R. Sweney (1837–1899)

O, bless the Lord, what joy is mine!
What perfect peace thro’ grace divine!
And now to realms of endless day,
O, bless the Lord, I’m on the way.

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I’m on the way, I’m on the way,
In vain the world would bid me stay;
A crown to wear in endless day,
O, bless the Lord, I’m on the way.

O, bless the Lord, He dwells with me,
The voice I hear, the hand I see
Renew my strength from day to day,
While home to Him I’m on the way.

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O, bless the Lord for what I know
Of heav’nly bliss while here below!
My trusting heart thro’ faith can say,
To mansions bright I’m on the way.

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O, bless the Lord, ’twill not be long
Till I shall join the holy throng,
And shout and sing thro’ endless day,
Where every tear is wiped away.

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