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What though my joys and comfort die?
The Lord my savior liveth.
What though the darkness gather round?
Songs in the night he giveth.

(My Life Flows On In Endless Song)

The Glory Of The Welcome

When the lamp of faith has lighted bright

Author: W. Lomax Childress
Tune: [When the lamp of faith has lighted bright]
Published in 8 hymnals

Printable scores: PDF, Noteworthy Composer
Audio files: MIDI

Representative Text

1 When the lamp of faith has lighted bright
The traveler to his goal,
And it falls upon the river,
And the waves begin to roll,
Lo, beyond the Jordan billows
Are the bright eternal strands;
What a glory in the welcome,
And the clasping of the hands!

Refrain:
What a glory in the welcome, in the welcome,
And the clasping of the hands, of the hands,
And the welcome, of the Father,
In the sinless summer-lands, summer-lands;
What a glory in the kingdom,
When the toil of life is o’er!
What a glory of the righteous,
On the bright eternal shore!

2 All the loved of life shall meet us,
Who have gone the way before,
And the mother’s song shall greet us,
There upon the other shore,
And the sister and the brother,
There among the angel bands,
And the little child that left us,
Sweet the clasping of the hands! [Refrain]

3 Oh, the hour is drawing nearer
To the day of peace and rest,
When the ship of God shall anchor
In the harbor of the blest,
And the good of all the ages
Meet us on the golden sands;
Oh, the glory of the Father,
And the clasping of the hands! [Refrain]

Source: The Cyber Hymnal #13110

Author: W. Lomax Childress

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Text Information

First Line: When the lamp of faith has lighted bright
Title: The Glory Of The Welcome
Author: W. Lomax Childress
Refrain First Line: What a glory in the welcome
Copyright: Public Domain

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The Cyber Hymnal #13110
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  • Noteworthy Composer Score (NWC)

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The Cyber Hymnal #13110

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