1 When to all earth's pain and sorrow,
We shall close our weary eyes,
Shall a fair and glorious morrow
On our spirit vision rise?
Shall we see the wondrous morning
Of an everlasting spring?
Radiant in His bright adorning,
Shall our eyes behold the King?
We shall see the King in all His beauty,
We shall hear the heav'nly anthems ring;
We shall see our glorious King.
2 When we reach the pearly portal,
When we tread the shining way,
When we're freed from all that's mortal,
And we dwell in endless day,
Shall we meet with those that loved us,
In that world where angels sing?
Shall we meet with Christ who saved us?
Shall our eyes behold the King? [Chorus]
3 We shall meet and rest forever,
On that peaceful, golden shore;
We shall meet to part, no, never,
Live and love for evermore.
Meet with all the ransomed army,
With the glorified we'll sing;
When our pilgrimage is over,
We shall then behold our King. [Chorus]
Knowles Shaw (1834-1878), a name familiar in many western households--was born near New London, in Morgan Township, Ohio, on the 13th of October, 1834. His mother's maiden name was Huldah Griffin, and by both of his parents he was of Scottish extraction. His early life was spent in Rush County, Indiana, where he first began to play the violin, furnishing the music for many a dance. While the ball was going on he was converted, ceasing to play in the middle of the piece he was performing. Very soon thereafter he entered the ministry of the Christian Church. On the 11th of January, 1855, he married Miss Martha Finley. Most of his time after entering the ministry was spent in the West and South, and on account of his wonderful vocal powers he… Go to person page >