1. Let the world have its diamonds, its silver and gold,
I am richer by far with the title I hold;
I am heir to a kingdom, a crown and a throne,
That shall stand when earth’s kingdoms are all overthrown.
Hallelujah! my soul mounts upward and sings;
Hallelujah to Jesus, the King of all kings!
Hallelujah! the kingdom to come draweth nigh;
What a crowning ’twill be in the sweet by-and-by,
What a crowning ’twill be in the sweet by-and-by!
2. Let the world have its pottage, my birthright I’ll keep,
For its pleasures or toys I’ll not grovel or creep;
I’m a child of a king, I’ll not barter a crown
For the trifles of earth, for its wealth or renown. [Refrain]
3. Let the world have its honors, ambitions and fame,
In the Lamb’s Book of Life has been written my name;
When the world is on fire, still my name shall endure,
And my kingdom and palace will then be secure. [Refrain]
4. I am nearing the city, its spires I can see,
And its pearly gates soon will be opened for me;
With the shout of a victor, I soon shall be crowned,
While the arches of Heav’n with hosannas resound. [Refrain]