Scripture Verse

Now we see but a poor reflection…then we shall see face to face. 1 Corinthians 13:12


Words: C. Bil­lett, in Ho­san­nas to the King, ed­it­ed by Clar­ence Strouse (Phi­la­del­phia, Penn­syl­van­ia: Pepper Pub­lish­ing, 1901), num­ber 5.

Music: Clar­ence B. Strouse (🔊 pdf nwc).

If you know Bil­lett’s full name, or where to get a good pho­to of him or Strouse (head & shoul­ders, at least 200×300 pix­els),


When the gold­en gates are op­ened,
And I en­ter into rest,
And be­hold the bless­èd Sav­ior,
And am fold­ed to His breast—


That will be glo­ry, that will be glo­ry,
That will be glo­ry with my Sav­ior king;
That will be glo­ry, that will be glo­ry,
That will be glo­ry while we shout and sing.

When this wea­ry way has end­ed,
With its con­flict sharp and long,
And the peace and joy of Hea­ven
Fills the heart and tunes the song—


Then the pro­mised rest and glo­ry
In frui­tion will be known,
And the long ima­gined splen­dor
Into know­ledge shall have grown.


O, but ’tis the One in glo­ry
It will be so good to meet,
And to cast my crown be­fore Him
Down at His be­lov­èd feet.


And for­ev­er bear the like­ness
Of the Lord who died for me,
And for­ev­er join the cho­rus
Of the ran­somed and the free.