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Is My Name Written There?

Lord, I care not for riches, neither silver nor gold

Author: M. A. Kidder
Tune: [Lord, I care not for riches, neither silver nor gold]
Published in 378 hymnals

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Representative Text

1 Lord, I care not for riches, neither silver nor gold;
I would make sure of heaven, I would enter the fold.
In the book of Thy kingdom with its pages so fair,
Tell me, Jesus, my Savior, is my name written there?

Refrain:
Is my name written there
On the page white and fair?
In the book of Thy kingdom,
Is my name written there?

2 Lord, my sins they are many, like the sands of the sea,
But Thy blood, O my Savior, is sufficient for me;
For Thy promise is written in bright letters that glow,
"Though your sins be as scarlet, I will make them like snow." [Refrain]

3 O that beautiful city with its mansions of light,
With its glorified beings in pure garments of white;
Where no evil thing cometh to despoil what is fair,
Where the angels are watching, yes, my name's written there.

Yes, my name’s written there
On the page white and fair;
In the book of Thy Kingdom,
Yes, my name’s written there!

Source: African Methodist Episcopal Church Hymnal #516

Author: M. A. Kidder

Mary Ann Pepper Kidder USA 1820-1905. Born at Boston, MA, she was a poet, writing from an early age. She went blind at age 16, but miraculously recovered her sight the following year. She was a member of the Methodist Episcopal Church. In 1844 she married Ellis Usher Kidder, a music publisher, working for the firm founded by his brother, Andrew, and they had three children: Mary Frances, Edward, and Walter. That year they moved to Charlestown, MA, and in 1857 to New York City. When the American Civil War broke out, Ellis enlisted in the 4th Regiment as a private. Mustered in for two years of service, he died of disease in 1862, six days after participating in the Battle of Antietam. Left alone, with three children to care for, her… Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: Lord, I care not for riches, neither silver nor gold
Title: Is My Name Written There?
Author: M. A. Kidder
Meter: 13.13.13.13 with refrain
Language: English
Refrain First Line: Is my name written there
Copyright: Public Domain

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The Cyber Hymnal #3062
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African Methodist Episcopal Church Hymnal #516

Church Hymnal, Mennonite #548

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Hymns of Faith #294

Hymns of the Christian Life #482

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Sacred Selections for the Church #567

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Small Church Music #2564

Spiritual Life Songs #104

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The Cyber Hymnal #3062

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The Song Book of the Salvation Army #883

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Yes, Lord! #173

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