72. What a Rapturous Sight!

1 When the jewels of earth shall be gathered,
They with glory effulgent shall shine,
As they come to the gates of that city,
Sweeping in through its portals divine.

Refrain:
Glorious as the light of the kingdom,
Glorious as the bright rising sun,
O what a rapt’rous sight,
In that heavenly home so bright!
As glorious as the light of the kingdom.

2 What a host there will be of the saved ones!
Like the stars of the night, we are told,
As they march in their strength and their grandeur,
Thro’ the bright, shining streets of pure gold. [Refrain]

3 They are those who have followed the Saviour,
Out of every nation and tribe,
Who have come thro’ a great tribulation;
Praises loud they to Jesus ascribe. [Refrain]

4 “Thou art worthy, O Christ,” they are singing,
“Who hath died, all our race to redeem.”
“Hallelujah!” the grand swelling chorus,
And His love everlasting their theme. [Refrain]

Text Information
First Line: When the jewels of earth shall be gathered
Title: What a Rapturous Sight!
Author: L. W. Smith
Publication Date: 1891
Topic: Numberless Host; Victory and Reward
Refrain First Line: Glorious as the light of the kingdom



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