The Book of Life

In the Lamb's book of life Will my name there appear?

Author: William A. Ogden
Tune: [In the Lamb's Book of Life]
Published in 4 hymnals

Representative Text

1 In the Lamb's Book of Life
Will my name there appear?
Shall I walk in white raiment?
Will Jesus be near?
With the dear ones of earth
Who have pass'd on before,
Shall I dwell in that country
And sorrow no more?

Glory to God! His promise is dear;
I rejoice, for I know that my name's written there.

2 Unto me a new name
In His kingdom He'll give;
Of the manna that's hidden
From Him I'll receive;
And my name He'll confess
To the Father above;
Oh, then, blessed be God for
The Son of His love. [Chorus]

3 There shall nothing be hid
From the eyes of His own,
When in glory we view Him
Upon the great throne;
Then to Him shall arise
From the saved among men,
Unto Him be the glory
Forever, Amen. [Chorus]

Source: Crowning Glory No. 1: a choice collection of gospel hymns #34

Author: William A. Ogden

William A. Ogden, 1841-1897 Born: Oc­to­ber 10, 1841, Frank­lin Coun­ty, Ohio. Died: Oc­to­ber 14, 1897, To­le­do, Ohio. When Ogden was six years old, his fam­i­ly moved to In­di­a­na. He began stu­dy­ing mu­sic in lo­cal sing­ing schools at age 8, and could read church mu­sic fair­ly well by age 10. A lit­tle la­ter, he could write a mel­o­dy by hear­ing it sung or played. When he was 18, he be­came a chor­ist­er in his home church. At the out­break of the Amer­i­can ci­vil war, Og­den en­list­ed in the 30th In­di­a­na Vol­un­teer In­fant­ry. Duri­ng the war he or­gan­ized a male choir, which be­came well known throug­hout the Ar­my of the Cum­ber­land. After the war, Og­den r… Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: In the Lamb's book of life Will my name there appear?
Title: The Book of Life
Author: William A. Ogden
Refrain First Line: Glory to God, his promise is dear
Copyright: Public Domain



Instances (1 - 4 of 4)
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Crowning Glory No. 1 #34

The Crowning Glory Nos. 1 and 2 #d171

The Gospel Hymnal #d299

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The Shining Light #156

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