Scripture Verse

He has clothed me with garments of salvation and arrayed me in a robe of righteousness. Isaiah 61:10

Introduction

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Eden R. Latta
1839–1915

Words: Ed­en R. Lat­ta, in The Search Light (To­le­do, Ohio: Will­ard W. Whit­ney, 1894), nu­mber 2.

Music: Da­ni­el W. Crist (🔊 pdf nwc).

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Daniel W. Crist
1857–1929

Lyrics

Pleasures that earth can give
Never are un­al­loyed,
Like to the hap­pi­ness
That is in Heav’n en­joyed!
What are earth’s gar­ments gay,
Often so proud­ly shown?
Nothing com­pared to you,
Beautiful robe and crown!

Refrain

Beautiful robe! Beau­ti­ful crown!
Beautiful robe! Beau­ti­ful crown!
What are the mines of earth?
What is the world’s renown?
Nothing com­pared to you,
Beautiful robe and crown!

Fashion’s adorn­ments are
Ever with mo­ney bought,
Heavenly gar­ments bright,
Only by faith are sought!
What are the mines of earth?
What is the world’s re­nown?
Nothing com­pared to you,
Beautiful robe and crown!

Refrain

Land of the white-robed throng
And of the harp and palm,
After the storms of life
Thine is a bless­èd calm!
There may our ev­ery name
Surely be writ­ten down!
Striving are we for you,
Beautiful robe and crown!

Refrain