Shall I be there

When saints gather round thee, dear Savior, above

Author: Lydia Baxter
Published in 21 hymnals

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1. When saints gather round Thee, dear Savior, above,
And hasten to crown Thee with jewels of love,
Amid those bright mansions of glory so fair—
Oh, grant, dearest Savior, that I may be there.

2. When those who have labored and struggled to save
Their loved ones from sorrow beyond the dark grave,
Are bringing the treasures they gathered with care—
Oh, grant, dearest Savior, that I may be there.

3. When life’s dreary billows are spent on the shore
Beyond the dark river, and time is no more,
When bright palms of glory the victors shall bear—
Oh, grant, dearest Savior, that I may be there.

4. And when in bright garments Thy children shall stand,
A crown on each forehead, a harp in each hand,
And sing of the joys Thou hast gone to prepare—
Oh, grant, dearest Savior, that I may be there.

Source: The Cyber Hymnal #7655

Author: Lydia Baxter

Baxter, Lydia, an American Baptist, was b. at Petersburg, N. York, Sep. 2, 1800, married to Mr. Baxter, and d. in N. Y. June 22, 1874. In addition to her Gems by the Wayside, 1855, Mrs. Baxter contributed many hymns to collections for Sunday Schools, and Evangelistic Services. Of these, the following are the best known:— 1. Cast thy net again, my brother. Patient toil. Given in the Royal Diadem, N. Y., 1873. 2. Go, work in my vineyard. Duty. Also given in the Royal Diadem, 1873, and Mr. Sankey's S. & Solos, No. 4. 3. I'm kneeling, Lord, at mercy's gate. Lent. In Coronation Hymns, &c, N. Y., 1879. 4. I'm weary, I'm fainting, my day's work is done. Longing for rest. Royal Diadem. 1873. 5. In the fadeless s… Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: When saints gather round thee, dear Savior, above
Title: Shall I be there
Author: Lydia Baxter
Refrain First Line: O tell me if I shall be
Copyright: Public Domain



The Cyber Hymnal #7655
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Instances (1 - 21 of 21)

A Selection of Spiritual Songs for the Sunday School #d259

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A Selection of Spiritual Songs #248

Angelic Songs #d236

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Echo to Happy Voices #32

Gems of Sacred Song for Sunday Schools #d106

Hymnal for Sunday School and Social Worship #d238

Hymns for use in Sunday Schools #d52

Our Treasury of Song, for Use in the Emmanuel Baptist Church #d320

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Sabbath Carols #36

Sabbath Carols #d137

Songs of Salvation. Work songs #d219

The Canadian Hymnal #d333

The Canadian Hymnal #d410

The Canadian Hymnal #d413


The Cyber Hymnal #7655

The Dominion Hymnal #d286

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The Gospel of Joy #14

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The Jewel #78

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The Little Seraph #136b

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The New Baptist Psalmist and Tune Book #T136b

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The New Song #59

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