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What a Rapturous Sight!

When the jewels of earth shall be gathered

Author: Lanta Wilson Smith
Tune: [When the jewels of earth shall be gathered]
Published in 7 hymnals

Audio files: MIDI

Representative Text

1 When the jewels of earth shall be gather'd,
They with glory effulgent shall shine,
As they come to the gates of that city,
Sweeping in thro' its portals divine.

Glorious as the light of the kingdom,
Glorious as the bright rising sun,
O what a rapt’rous sight,
In that heav'nly home so bright,
As glorious as the light of the kingdom.

2 What a host there will be of the sav'd ones!
Like the stars of the night, we are told,
As they march in their strength and their grandeur,
Thro' the bright, shining streets of pure gold. [Chorus]

3 They are those who have follow'd the Saviour,
Out of every nation and tribe,
Who have come thro' a great tribulation;
Praises loud they to Jesus ascribe. [Chorus]

4 “Thou art worthy, O Christ,” they are singing,
“Who hath died, all our race to redeem.”
“Hallelujah!” the grand swelling chorus,
And His love everlasting their theme. [Chorus]

Source: Singing by the Way (Rev. ed.) #36

Author: Lanta Wilson Smith

Lanta Wilson Smith was born July 19, 1856 at Castine, Maine, and died October 19, 1939 at Taunton, Massachusetts. She was the daughter of a Methodist minister, William J. Wilson, and his wife Sedelia Follett. Her father belonged to the Maine, and later the East Maine Conferences from 1846 until 1866, when he with his family traveled in a covered wagon to the west, where he served as minister in Nebraska and Dakota. Later he returned to New England and founded out his sixty-four years in the ministry at an appointment in Hingham, Massachusetts. From her early childhood Lanta sang and played the organ in church and Sunday school wherever her father was located. When seventeen she attended Bucksport Seminary, Maine, where she received som… Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: When the jewels of earth shall be gathered
Title: What a Rapturous Sight!
Author: Lanta Wilson Smith
Language: English
Refrain First Line: Glorious as the light of the kingdom
Copyright: Public Domain



Instances (1 - 7 of 7)
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Cheerful Songs #72

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Fair as the Morning. Hymns and Tunes for Praise in the Sunday-School #72

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Radiant Songs #58

Singing by the Way #d47


Singing by the Way (Rev. ed.) #36

Soul-Stirring Songs #d102

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Unfading Treasures #90

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