I know I shall want to be there

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1. When the servants of God have been call'd from their toil,
And the bright, fadeless crowns have been giv'n,
And the long promis'd rest they have enter'd upon,
In that beautiful kingdom of heav'n,
Then the equal of angels the saints will appear,
cloth'd in garments of white, pure and fair;
When such wonderful gifts are bestow'd upon men,
Oh, I know I shall want to be there.

Chorus:
Oh, I know I shall want to be there;
Yes, I know I shall want to be there;
When the sav'd and the blest reach the fair land of rest,
Oh, I know I shall want to be there.

2. When the great ransomed army shall marshall at last,
On the plains of the Paradise land,
Bearing trophies of conquest o'er sin and the grace,
I shall want then among them to stand.
When together with one mighty outburst of song
They shall praise for salvation declare,
And the great anthem swells thro' the heav'nly domain,
Oh, I know I shall want to be there. [Chorus]

3. When the Saviour who died to redeem fallen men,
And hath bro't them His glory to see,
In the midst of the great ransom'd throng shall appear,
I shall want then among them to be;
I shall want then His beautiful face to behold,
I shall want then His glory to share;
And when He over all shall be crown'd King of kings,
Oh, I know I shall want to be there. [Chorus]

Source: The Gospel Awakening: a collection of original and selected "hymns and spiritual songs" for the use in gospel meetings everywhere #158

Author: Francis A. Blackmer

Blackmer, Francis Augustus. (Ware, Massachusetts, February 17, 1855--October 8, 1930, Somerville, Massachusetts). Advent Christian musician. His parents, Augustus and Jane Blackmer, were among those caught up in the excitement of the Millerite Movement. One son, Fred, became an Advent Christian minister. Francis, with a talent recognized at an early age, consecrated his own life to Christian service as a musician. He was immersed in baptism at the Adventist campmeeting in Springfield, Massachusetts, by Elder Miles Grant. His early years were spend in central Massachusetts, his schooling at Wilbraham Academy. He was largely self-taught in harmony and musical composition. He wrote the words and music to his first gospel song, "Out on the f… Go to person page >

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First Line: When the servants of God have been called
Title: I know I shall want to be there
Author: Francis A. Blackmer
Refrain First Line: O I know I shall want to be there
Copyright: Public Domain

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