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Beautiful Robe and Crown

Pleasures that earth can give, never are unalloyed

Author: E. R. Latta
Tune: [Pleasures that earth can give]
Published in 7 hymnals

Printable scores: PDF, MusicXML
Audio files: MIDI

Representative Text

1. Pleasures that earth can give
Never are unalloyed,
Like to the happiness
That is in Heav’n enjoyed!
What are earth’s garments gay,
Often so proudly shown?
Nothing compared to you,
Beautiful robe and crown!

Refrain
Beautiful robe! Beautiful crown!
Beautiful robe! Beautiful crown!
What are the mines of earth?
What is the world’s renown?
Nothing compared to you,
Beautiful robe and crown!

2. Fashion’s adornments are
Ever with money bought,
Heavenly garments bright,
Only by faith are sought!
What are the mines of earth?
What is the world’s renown?
Nothing compared to you,
Beautiful robe and crown! [Refrain]

3. Land of the white-robed throng
And of the harp and palm,
After the storms of life
Thine is a blessèd calm!
There may our every name
Surely be written down!
Striving are we for you,
Beautiful robe and crown! [Refrain]

Source: The Cyber Hymnal #400

Author: E. R. Latta

Rv Eden Reeder Latta USA 1839-1915. Born at Haw Patch, IN, the son of a Methodist minister, (also a boyhood friend of hymn writer Willam A Ogden) he became a school teacher. During the American Civil War he preached for the Manchester Methodist Church and other congregations (possibly as a circuit rider filling empty pulpits). In 1863 he married Mary Elizabeth Wright, and they had five children: Arthur, Robert, Jennie, two others. He taught for the public schools of Manchester, and later Colesburg, IA. He moved to Guttenberg, IA, in the 1890s, and continued writing song lyrics for several major gospel composers, including William Ogden, James McGranahan, James Fillmore, and Edmund Lorenz. He wrote 1600+ songs and hymns, many being wi… Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: Pleasures that earth can give, never are unalloyed
Title: Beautiful Robe and Crown
Author: E. R. Latta
Language: English
Refrain First Line: Beautiful robe, beautiful crown
Copyright: Public Domain

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The Cyber Hymnal #400
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The Cyber Hymnal #400

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