Is it there, written there

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1 I do not ask for the pride of earth,
For the pride of wealth or the pride of birth;
Be this the rather my one great care;
In the Book of Life that my name is there.

Refrain:
In the Book of Life, on its pages fair,
Do the angels see that my name is there?
In the Book of Life, on its pages fair,
Do the angels see that my name is there?

2 I do not ask for a glorious name
That is written high on the scroll of fame;
Be this the rather concern of mine,
To insure it there in the book divine. [Refrain]

3 I do not ask that my earthly life
Should be free from the burdens and cares and strife;
Nor that its current have tranquil flow,
If but this one thing I may surely know. [Refrain]

4 I’d give up all that I hope below,
All that time can give or the world bestow,
If when the Lord in His kingdom come,
He will know me then and will take me home. [Refrain]

Source: Crowning Day No. 4 #172

Author: Jeremiah Eames Rankin

Pseudonym: R. E. Jeremy. Rankin, Jeremiah Eames, D.D., was born at Thornton, New Haven, Jan. 2, 1828, and educated at Middleburg College, Vermont, and at Andover. For two years he resided at Potsdam, U.S. Subsequently he held pastoral charges as a Congregational Minister at New York, St. Albans, Charlestown, Washington ( District of Columbia), &c. In 1878 he edited the Gospel Temperance Hymnal, and later the Gospel Bells. His hymns appeared in these collections, and in D. E. Jones's Songs of the New Life, 1869. His best known hymn is "Labouring and heavy laden" (Seeking Christ). This was "written [in 1855] for a sister who was an inquirer," was first printed in the Boston Recorder, and then included in Nason's Congregational Hymn Book,… Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: I do not ask for the pride of earth
Title: Is it there, written there
Author: Jeremiah Eames Rankin
Refrain First Line: In the Book of life, on those pages fair

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Band Music #49Page Scan
Carmina Centum: for Sunday schools and gospel meetings #86Page Scan
Crowning Day No. 4 #172TextAudioPage Scan
Crowning Glory No. 1: a choice collection of gospel hymns #60Page Scan
Crowning Glory: revised for use in the church, evangelistic meetings, Sunday school, young people's societies, and the home #178Page Scan
Francis Murphy's Gospel Temperance Hymnal #28Page Scan
Gospel Bells #d52
Gospel Bells #d52
Gospel Bells: a collection of new and popular songs for the use of Sabbath schools and gospel meetings #18Page Scan
Great Joy! : a new and favorite collection of hymns and music, for gospel meetings, prayer, temperance, and camp meetings, and Sunday schools #12Page Scan
Holy Voices for the Sunday School, and other services of the church #222Page Scan
Sing Out the Glad News #d23
The Banner of Victory: a choice selection of songs, duets, quartets, and choruses, for Sunday schools, prayer and praise meetings, and the fireside #110Page Scan
The Crowning Glory Nos. 1 and 2 #d133
The Sheet Music of Heaven (Spiritual Song); The Mighty Triumphs of Sacred Song #d84
The Sheet Music of Heaven. The Mighty Triumphs of Sacred Song. 2nd ed. #d84
The Standard Sunday School Hymnal #263Page Scan
The Voice of Joy: A Collection of New Songs for the Sunday-School #30Page Scan
The Welcome Voice: a collection of gospel hymns and songs #34TextPage Scan
Triumphant Songs No.3 #120TextAudioPage Scan



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