648. Around the throne of God in heav'n

1 Around the throne of God in heav'n,
Thousands of children stand,
Children whose sins are all forgiv'n,
A holy, happy band,

Refrain:
Singing,
"Glory, glory, glory be to God on high."

2 In flowing robes of spotless white
See ev'ry one arrayed;
Dwelling in everlasting light,
And joys that never fade, [Refrain]

3 What brought them to that world above,
That heav'n so bright and fair,
Where all is peace, and joy, and love;
How came those children there, [Refrain]

4 Because the Saviour shed His blood
To wash away their sin;
Bathed in that pure and precious flood,
Behold them white and clean, [Refrain]

5 On earth they sought the Saviour's grace,
On earth they loved his Name;
So now they see His blesséd face,
And stand before the Lamb, [Refrain]

Amen.

Text Information
First Line: Around the throne of God in heav'n
Author: Anne H. Shepherd (1836)
Publication Date: 1961
Meter: C. M. with refrain
Scripture: Acts 2:39
Topic: Christ: Saviour; Death: Of Children; Heaven: Redeemed in (1 more...)
Language: English
Refrain First Line: Singing, “Glory, glory, glory be to God on high”
Notes: St. 4, line 3 and refrain, alt.
Tune Information
Name: CHILDREN'S PRAISES
Composer: Henry E. Matthews
Meter: C. M. with refrain
Key: G Major or modal



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