Is My Name Written There?

Lord, I care not for riches

Author: Mary A. Kidder
Tune: [Lord, I care not for riches
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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?

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,
“Tho' your sins be as scarlet, I will make them like snow.” (Chorus)

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: Hymns of Faith #294

Author: Mary A. Kidder

Born: March 16, 1820, Boston, Massachusetts. Died: November 25, 1905, Chelsea, Massachusetts. Buried: Woodlawn Cemetery, Everett, Massachusetts. Kidder, Mary Ann, née Pepper, who was born in Boston, Massachusetts, March 16, 1820, is the author of "Lord, I care not for riches" (Name in the Book of Life desired), and "We shall sleep, but not for ever" (Hope of the Resurrection), both of which are in I. D. Sankey's Sacred Songs & Solos, 1878. --John Julian, Dictionary of Hymnology, Appendix, Part II (1907)… Go to person page >

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First Line: Lord, I care not for riches
Title: Is My Name Written There?
Author: Mary A. Kidder
Language: English
Refrain First Line: Is my name written there
Copyright: Public Domain



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