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When he counteth up his jewels

Like the firmament for brightness

Author: Ada Blenkhorn
Tune: [Like the firmament for brightness]
Published in 5 hymnals

Audio files: MIDI

Representative Text

1 Like the firmament for brightness,
Like the glowing stars that shine,
Like the drifted snow for whiteness,
“They shall all in heav’n be mine”
At that great and glorious day,
That is hast’ning on its way;
When He cometh, when He counteth up His jewels.

Refrain:
When He cometh in His glory from on High,
When He counteth up His jewels by and by;
O what heav’nly peace and joy
Will be ours without alloy,
At that great and glorious day,
That is hast’ning on its way;
When He cometh, when He counteth up His jewels.

2 Thro’ the clouds of heav’n descending,
He shall come as earth’s true King;
Hallelujahs! grand ascending,
In His glorious praise shall ring
At that great and glorious day,
That is hast’ning on its way;
When He cometh, when He counteth up His jewels. [Refrain]

3 WE shall be with Christ forever,
So His tender love hath planned;
Pain and parting come there never,
In that better, brighter land,
At that great and glorious day,
That is hast’ning on its way;
When He cometh, when He counteth up His jewels. [Refrain]

4 “Come, ye blessed of My Father,”—
Hear the words of Christ the Son!
Of the ransomed hosts that meet Him,
By His grace will you be one?
At that great and glorious day,
That is hast’ning on its way;
When He cometh, when He counteth up His jewels. [Refrain]

Source: The King of Kings: a choice collection of gospel songs, standard hymns, choruses, children's songs, solos, duets, and quartets together with responsive readings for use in evangelistic meetings... #106

Author: Ada Blenkhorn

Ada Jane Blenkhorn Canada 1858-1927 Born in Cobourg, Ontario, the 10th of 11 children, she emigrated with her family to the U.S. In 1884 and settled in Cleveland, OH.. She was raised a Methodist, and began writing hymn lyrics at age 34. A prolific writer of hymn lyrics, she was about to give it up when a friend encouraged her to continue, telling her some soul might be saved by a hymn she would write. She worked for many years as secretary to her brother, Henry's, real estate company. After his death in 1923, she became president of the company. She never married. John Perry  Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: Like the firmament for brightness
Title: When he counteth up his jewels
Author: Ada Blenkhorn
Refrain First Line: When he cometh in his glory
Copyright: Public Domain

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Carmina Sacra #d112

Enduring Hymns #d124

Gospel Bells #d124

Songs of Redemption #d61

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