Scripture Verse

He shall separate them one from another, as a shepherd divideth his sheep from the goats: And He shall set the sheep on His right hand, but the goats on the left. Then shall the King say unto them on His right hand, Come, ye blessed of My Father, inherit the kingdom prepared for you from the foundation of the world. Matthew 25:32–34

Introduction

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Eden R. Latta
1839–1915

Words: Ed­en R. Lat­ta, in Tears and Tri­umphs, ed­it­ed by Le­an­der L. Pick­ett, Mar­tin W. Knapp & John R. Bry­ant (Co­lum­bia, South Ca­ro­li­na: L. L. Pick­ett, 1894), num­ber 18.

Music: George B. Hol­sing­er (🔊 pdf nwc).

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George B. Holsinger
1857–1908

Lyrics

In the day of all days,
When the world shall be judged,
And the chaff from the wheat
Shall be tho­rough­ly fanned,
Then the righ­teous shall shine
As the stars in the sky,
And their plac­es shall be
At the Sav­ior’s right hand.

Refrain

Let me find a place with that hap­py band,
Who shall ev­er abide,
Abide at the Sav­ior’s right hand.

But the wick­ed who will not
Repent and be­lieve,
And will ne­ver live up
To the Mas­ter’s com­mand,
Shall be placed on the left,
As un­wor­thy to be
With the child­ren of God
At the Sav­ior’s right hand.

Refrain

We are jour­ney­ing on to eter­ni­ty, now,
On the banks of death’s Jor­dan
We some­time shall stand!
Shall we fear to pass ov­er
The dark roll­ing flood,
Lest our por­tion not be
At the Sav­ior’s right hand?

Refrain

If our shep­herd He is,
And we fol­low His call,
He will lead us safe home
To that beau­ti­ful land;
And, with crowns on our brows,
And with branch­es of palm,
We shall ev­er abide
At the Sav­ior’s right hand.

Refrain