A crown of rejoicing

O crown of rejoicing that's waiting for me

Author: J. B. Atchinson
Tune: [O crown of rejoicing that's waiting for me]
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1. 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.

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?

2. 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. [Refrain]

3. 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. [Refrain]

4. 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. [Refrain]

Source: The Cyber Hymnal #4761

Author: J. B. Atchinson

Atchinson, Jonathan Bush, born at Wilson, New York, Feb. 17, 1840, and "licensed as a Methodist Preacher," Sept. 6, 1874. Of his hymns the following are the best known:— 1. Behold the stone is rolled away. [Easter.] This was Mr. Atchinson's first hymn. It appeared in the Sunday School Times, Dec. 1874. It is not in use in Great Britain. 2. Fully persuaded, Lord, I believe. [Faith.] Written in 1874 or 1875, and first published in Gospel Hymns, No. 1. It is given in I. D. Sankey's Sacred Songs & Solos, No. 149, with music by W. F. Sherwin. 3. I have read of a beautiful city. [Heaven.] Written about the same time as the former, and published in Gospel Hymns. It is given in I. D. Sankey's Sacred Songs & Solos, No. 4… Go to person page >

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First Line: O crown of rejoicing that's waiting for me
Title: A crown of rejoicing
Author: J. B. Atchinson
Copyright: Public Domain


O crown of rejoicing that's waiting for me. [The Reward .] This hymn is in I. D. Sankey's Sacred Songs & Solos, No. 174, where it is set to music by P. Bliss. [Rev. F. M. Bird, M.A.]

-- John Julian, Dictionary of Hymnology (1907)



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