With gladness and rejoicing shall they be brought: they shall enter into the king’s palace.@Psalm 45:15
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Fanny Crosby (1820-1915)

Arranged by Fanny Crosby in Gospel Hymns No. 2, by Philip P. Bliss & Ira D. Sankey (New York: Biglow & Main, 1876), number 93.

Silas J. Vail (🔊 pdf nwc).

’Tis a goodly pleasant land
That we pilgrims journey thro’,
And our Father’s constant blessings
Fall around us like the dew;
But its sunshine and its beauty
To our hearts no joy can bring,
Like the splendors that await us
In the palace of the King.
In this goodly pleasant land
Only strangers now are we,
For we seek a better country,
And ’tis where we long to be;
Yes, we long to swell the anthem
That forevermore shall ring,
From the pure in heart made perfect
In the palace of the King.

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O the palace of the King
Royal palace of the King;
Where our Father in His mercy
All the ransomed ones will bring;
Where our sorrows and our trials
Like a dream will pass away,
And our souls shall dwell forever
In the realms of endless day.

Our Redeemer is the King;
What a sacrifice He made,
When He purchased our redemption,
And His blood the ransom paid;
In His cross shall be our glory,
To that blessèd cross we’ll cling,
Till we reach the gates that open,
To the palace of the King.
We shall see Him bye and bye,
Hallelujah to His name!
Thro’ the blood of His atonement,
Life eternal we may claim;
We shall cast our crown before Him
And our songs of victory sing,
When we enter in triumphant
To the palace of the King.

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