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'Tis a Sweet and Glorious Thought (I'll Live On)

'Tis a sweet and glorious thought that comes

Author: Thomas J. Laney
Tune: ['Tis a sweet and glorious tho't that comes to me]
Published in 55 hymnals

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Audio files: MIDI

Representative Text

1 ’Tis a sweet and glorious thought that comes to me:
I’ll live on, yes, I’ll live on;
Jesus saved my soul from death and now I’m free:
I’ll live on, yes, I’ll live on.

Refrain:
I’ll live on, yes, I’ll live on,
Through eternity I’ll live on;
I’ll live on, yes, I’ll live on,
Through eternity I’ll live on.

2 When my body’s slumbering in the cold, cold clay,
I’ll live on, yes, I’ll live on;
There to sleep in Jesus till the judgment day:
I’ll live on, yes, I’ll live on. [Refrain]

3 When the world’s on fire, and darkness veils the sun,
I’ll live on, yes, I’ll live on;
Men will cry and to the rocks and mountains run:
I’ll live on, yes, I’ll live on. [Refrain]

4 In the glory-land with Jesus on the throne,
I’ll live on, yes, I’ll live on;
Through eternal ages singing home, sweet home;
I’ll live on, yes, I’ll live on. [Refrain]

Source: African Methodist Episcopal Church Hymnal #514

Author: Thomas J. Laney

Thomas Jesse Laney Born: May 17, 1878, Carroll County, Georgia. Died: January 5, 1953, Jefferson County, Alabama. Buried: Forest Hill Cemetery, Birmingham, Alabama. --www.hymntime.com/tch Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: 'Tis a sweet and glorious thought that comes
Title: 'Tis a Sweet and Glorious Thought (I'll Live On)
Author: Thomas J. Laney
Refrain First Line: I'll live on, yes, I'll live on
Copyright: Public Domain

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The Cyber Hymnal #2884
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African Methodist Episcopal Church Hymnal #514

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Sacred Selections for the Church #351

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The Cyber Hymnal #2884

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