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 Augustine Ogden USA 1841-1897. Born at Franklin County, OH, his family moved to IN when he was age six. He studied music in local singing schools at age 8, and by age 10 could read church music fairly well. Later, he could write out a melody by hearing it sung or played. He enlisted in the American Civil War in the 30th IN Volunteer Infantry. During the war he organized a male choir which became well known throughout the Army of the Cumberland. After the war, he returned home, resumed music study, and taught school. He married Jennie V Headington, and they had two children: Lowell and Marian. He worked for the Iowa Normal School, Toledo Public School System. Among his teachers: Lowell Mason, Thomas Hastings, E E Baily and… 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
Language: English
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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