Scripture Verse

Heirs of God. Romans 8:17

Introduction

Words: Han­nah M. Ri­chards, 1898.

Music: Will­iam G. Coo­per (🔊 pdf nwc).

If you know where to get a good pho­to of Ri­chards (head-and-shoul­ders, at least 200×300 pix­els), or a bet­ter one of Coo­per, would you ?

portrait
William G. Cooper
1861–1938

Lyrics

Let the world have its diamonds,
Its silver and gold,
I am richer by far
With the title I hold;
I am heir to a kingdom,
A crown and a throne,
That shall stand when earth’s kingdoms
Are all overthrown.

Refrain

Hallelujah! my soul
Mounts upward and sings;
Hallelujah to Jesus,
The King of all kings!
Hallelujah! the kingdom
To come
draweth nigh;
What a crowning ’twill be
In the sweet by-and-by,
What a crowning ’twill be
In the sweet by-and-by!

Let the world have its pottage,
My birthright I’ll keep,
For its pleasures or toys
I’ll not grovel or creep;
I’m a child of a king,
I’ll not barter a crown
For the trifles of earth,
For its wealth or renown.

Refrain

Let the world have its honors,
Ambitions and fame,
In the Lamb’s Book of Life
Has been written my name;
When the world is on fire,
Still my name shall endure,
And my kingdom and palace
Will then be secure.

Refrain

I am nearing the city,
Its spires I can see,
And its pearly gates soon
Will be opened for me;
With the shout of a victor,
I soon shall be crowned,
While the arches of Heav’n
With hosannas resound.

Refrain