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There are faces dear that I hold in memory

There are faces dear that I hold in memory

Author: Thoro Harris
Tune: [There are faces dear that I hold in mem’ry]
Published in 25 hymnals

Audio files: MIDI

Representative Text

1 There are faces dear that I hold in mem’ry,
Though I lost them long ago;
But the face of One “altogether lovely”
Is the fairest face I know.

His face will outshine them all,
His face will outshine them all;
Glory to the Lamb, hallelujah!
His face will outshine them all.

2 There were voices sweet over Bethl’hem singing
When the Savior Christ was born;
And the golden harps of the angels ringing
Ushered in that holy morn. [Refrain]

3 There are friendly hands unto me extended
When I seem to miss my way;
But the pierced hand of the Man of Calv’ry
Leadeth on to realms of day. [Refrain]

4 There are wondrous scenes lying all around me,
Golden gleams o’er land and sea;
But when Jesus comes in the clouds of heaven,
O what glory that will be. [Refrain]

Source: Favorite Gospel Songs #3

Author: Thoro Harris

Born: March 31, 1874, Washington, DC. Died: March 27, 1955, Eureka Springs, Arkansas. Buried: International Order of Odd Fellows Cemetery, Eureka Springs, Arkansas. After attending college in Battle Creek, Michigan, Harris produced his first hymnal in Boston, Massachusetts, in 1902. He then moved to Chicago, Illinois at the invitation of Peter Bilhorn, and in 1932, to Eureka Springs, Arkansas. He composed and compiled a number of works, and was well known locally as he walked around with a canvas bag full of handbooks for sale. His works include: Light and Life Songs, with William Olmstead & William Kirkpatrick (Chicago, Illinois: S. K. J. Chesbro, 1904) Little Branches, with George J. Meyer & Howard E. Smith (Chicago, Illi… Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: There are faces dear that I hold in memory
Author: Thoro Harris
Refrain First Line: His face will outshine them all
Copyright: Public Domain



Instances (1 - 25 of 25)

Assembly Songs #155

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Calvary Songs #15

Carols of Truth #d168

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Favorite Gospel Songs #3

Full Gospel Songs #82

Gems of Love #d130

Glorious Gospel Hymns #d538

Glorious Gospel Hymns #52

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Glory Songs #5

Gospel Songs #d116

Great Gospel Songs #80

Helpful Hymns suitable for all religious services #d120

Hymns of Hope #d163

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Light and Life Songs No. 2 #55

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New Songs of the Old Faith #160

Notes of Gold #d159

Revival Flame, Bosworth Campaign Special #d105

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Songs of Mounting Up No. 2 #123

Songs of Power. Rev. #d204

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Songs of Praise #71

Standardbearer Hymns #d99

Tabernacle Revivalist #d160

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The Golden Sheaf No. 2 #5

The Sheet Music of Heaven (Spiritual Song); The Mighty Triumphs of Sacred Song #d233

The Sheet Music of Heaven. The Mighty Triumphs of Sacred Song. 2nd ed. #d233

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