The King Will Be There

There's joy in the thought of a raiment of white

Author: Harriet E. Jones
Tune: [There's joy in the thought of a raiment of white]
Published in 3 hymnals

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1 There's joy in the thought of a raiment of white,
With harps that are golden, and mansions all bright;
The songs of the ransomed and seraphim fair,
But, oh, what is better, the King will be there.

The King will be there, the King will be there,
"The King in his beauty" will ever be there;
The child he has ransom'd, his glory will share,
Oh, glory, oh, glory, I'll dwell with him there.

2 I'll work for the Master whatever may come,
Will fight 'neath his banner wherever I roam;
His name be confessing in every place,
And then, in bright glory, I'll gaze on his face. [Chorus]

3 Come, brothers, enlist 'neath his banner today,
Come, share in the pleasures along the highway;
There's none other service such rapture will bring,
'Twill lead you at last to the home of our King. [Chorus]

Source: Songs of Free Grace #6

Author: Harriet E. Jones

Harriet E. Rice Jones, 1823-1915 Born: Ap­ril 18, 1823, Pom­pey Hol­low, Onon­da­ga Coun­ty, New York. Died: 1915, Bing­ham­ton, New York. Buried: Oran Com­mun­i­ty Church Cem­e­te­ry, Pom­pey, Onon­da­ga Coun­ty, New York. Daughter of El­e­a­zer Rice, Jones lived in Onon­da­ga Coun­ty, New York. Her girl­hood was spent on a farm, re­ceiv­ing what ed­u­ca­tion the count­ry schools and one term at high school could pro­vide. She was al­ways fond of read­ing, and was a great sing­er, with a clear ring­ing voice. On Ju­ly 7, 1844, she mar­ried a son of Rev. Ze­nas Jones; her hus­band died in 1879. Her song writ­ing ca­reer b­egan when her po­e­try came to the at­ten­tion of Dr. M. J. Mun­… Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: There's joy in the thought of a raiment of white
Title: The King Will Be There
Author: Harriet E. Jones
Language: English
Refrain First Line: The King will be there, the King will be there
Publication Date: 1883
Copyright: Public Domain



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