Blessed are they that dwell in Thy house: they will be still praising Thee.@Psalm 84:4

M. S. Sullivan, alt.

St. Chavara George C. Steb­bins, in The Gos­pel Choir No. 2, by Ira D. San­key, James Mc­Gran­a­han & George Stebbins (To­ron­to, Canada: The Copp, Clark Com­pa­ny, 1895), num­ber 3 (🔊 pdf nwc).

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George C. Steb­bins (1846–1945)

Oh! shall I be among that throng
All clothed in robes of white,
And help to swell that glorious song
Of rapture and delight!

Refrain

I shall, for I have been redeemed
With blood of worth untold,
The blood of Christ, the Lamb of God,
More precious far than gold.

Oh! shall I see my Savior’s face,
All radiant as the sun,
And dwell thro’ all eternity
With God’s Belovèd One?

Refrain

Shall I in glory Christ behold,
Exalted king and Lord?
What rapture, yea, what bliss untold,
That moment will afford!

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Oh! shall I gaze upon the wounds,
From whence hath flowed the blood
That cleansed my guilty, sinful heart,
And brought me nigh to God?

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Oh! shall I ever, with the Lord―
As I retrace the past―
Praise Him for all His wondrous grace
To me from first to last?

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