Blessed are they that dwell in Thy house: they will be still praising Thee. Psalm 84:4
Words: M. S. Sullivan, alt.
Music: St. Chavara George C. Stebbins, in The Gospel Choir No. 2, by Ira D. Sankey, James McGranahan & George Stebbins (Toronto, Canada: Copp, Clark Company, 1895), number 3 (🔊 pdf nwc).
If you know Sullivan’s full name, or where to get a good photo of him (head-and-shoulders, at least 200×300 pixels), would you ?
Oh! shall I be among that throng
All clothed in robes of white,
And help to swell that glorious song
Of rapture and delight!
I shall, for I have been redeemed
With blood of worth untold,
The blood of Christ, the Lamb of God,
More precious far than gold.
Oh! shall I see my Savior’s face,
All radiant as the sun,
And dwell thro’ all eternity
With God’s Belovèd One?
Shall I in glory Christ behold,
Exalted king and Lord?
What rapture, yea, what bliss untold,
That moment will afford!
Oh! shall I gaze upon the wounds,
From whence hath flowed the blood
That cleansed my guilty, sinful heart,
And brought me nigh to God?
Oh! shall I ever, with the Lord―
As I retrace the past―
Praise Him for all His wondrous grace
To me from first to last?