When the book is opened

Representative Text

1 When the Book is opened on that last great day,
Will your heart be glad within?
Will your name be written on the dear Lord’s side,
Or among the hosts of sin?

I shall see Him with rejoicing,
A song of praise I’ll sing;
My name is written in the Book of Life,
And I’m on the side of the King.

2 When the trump is sounding thro’ the flaming skies,
When from heav’n the Judge descends,
Will you stand with those who have rejected Him,
Or among His loyal friends? [Refrain]

3 When the Book is opened and the record read,
Will the Christ stand by your side,
Saying, “Righteous Father, give to me my own;
For this soul I bled and died!” [Refrain]

Source: Awakening Songs for the Church, Sunday School and Evangelistic Services #38

Author: Lizzie DeArmond

Lizzie De Armond was a prolific writer of children's hymns, recitations and exercises. When she was twelve years old her first poem was published in the Germantown, Pa. Telegraph, however, it was not until she was a widow with eight children to support that she started writing in earnest. She wrote articles, librettos, nature stories and other works, as well as hymns. Dianne Shapiro, from "The Singers and Their Songs: sketches of living gospel hymn writers" by Charles Hutchinson Gabriel (Chicago: The Rodeheaver Company, 1916) Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: When the book is opened
Author: Lizzie DeArmond
Refrain First Line: I shall see him
Copyright: Public Domain



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Awakening Songs for the Church, Sunday School and Evangelistic Services #38

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