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]
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 >
Display Title: The King Will Be ThereFirst Line: There's joy in the thought of a raiment of whiteTune Title: [There's joy in the thought of a raiment of white]Author: Mrs. Harriet JonesScripture: Revelation 22:4Date: 1883