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Better than thrones

There's nothing sweeter than the thought

Tune: [There's nothing sweeter than the thought]
Published in 9 hymnals

Audio files: MIDI

Representative Text

1 There's nothing sweeter than the thought,
That I may see the Lord,
If I but seek him as I ought,
And love his work and word.

Refrain:
I'd rather be the least of them
That are the Lord's alone,
Than wear a royal diadem,
And sit upon a throne.

2 Once in his arms the Saviour took
Young children just like me,
And blessed them with a voice and look,
As kind as kind could be. [Refrain]

I'd rather be the least of them
That shared that look and tone,
Than wear a royal diadem,
And sit upon a throne. [Refrain]

3 And though to heaven the Lord hath gone,
And seems so far away,
He hath a smile for every one
That doth his voice obey. [Refrain]

I'd rather be the least of them
That he will bless and own,
Than wear a royal diadem,
And sit upon a throne. [Refrain]

Source: Calvary Songs #110

Text Information

First Line: There's nothing sweeter than the thought
Title: Better than thrones
Refrain First Line: I'd rather be the least of them

Timeline

Instances

Instances (1 - 9 of 9)

Apples of Gold in Pictures of Silver #d232

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Calvary Songs #110

Calvary Songs for Sunday School & Families. Words ed. #d190

Oriola #d243

Oriola #d247

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Silver Wings #71

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Songs of the Covenant #87

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The New Golden Chain of Sabbath School Melodies #92b

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The Singing Book for Boys' and Girls' Meetings #141

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