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.

Chorus:
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
Refrain First Line: The King will be there, the King will be there
Publication Date: 1883
Copyright: This text in in the public domain in the United States because it was published before 1923.

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Gospel Melodies #d183
Hymns New and Old, No. 2: for use in gospel meetings and other religious services #118Page Scan
Songs of Free Grace #6TextPage Scan
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