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Beautiful robe and crown

Pleasures that earth can give never are

Author: Eden Reeder Latta
Published in 5 hymnals

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Audio files: MIDI

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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!

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: Eden Reeder Latta

Eden Reeder Latta, 1839-1915 Born: March 24, 1839, Haw Patch, In­di­a­na. Died: Dec 21, 1915, Gut­ten­berg, Io­wa. Buried: City cem­e­tery, Gut­ten­berg, Io­wa. Boyhood friend of Wil­liam A. Og­den, Lat­ta taught for a time in the pub­lic schools of Coles­burg, Io­wa. He wrote over 1,600 songs and hymns in his life­time. His works in­clude: The Ri­ver of Life (Bos­ton, Mass­a­chu­setts: Ol­iv­er Dit­son Com­pa­ny) Sources: Hall, pp. 173-75 Lyrics-- Away to the Woods Beautiful Robe and Crown Blessèd Be the Fount­ain Bright Glo­ry to Come Can Je­sus See and Hear? Come to Je­sus Green Past­ures He Is Ris­en I’m a Child of the King It Is… Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: Pleasures that earth can give never are
Title: Beautiful robe and crown
Author: Eden Reeder Latta
Refrain First Line: Beautiful robe, beautiful crown



The Cyber Hymnal #400
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