1 Who are they in heaven who stand
Clothed in white at God's right hand?
In their robes so fair and bright
They are shining like the light.
Harps of gold and palms they bear,
All are good and happy there;
Much I wonder what their name,
Who they are, and whence they came.
They who now are praising God,
Once the path of sorrow trod;
Now by Christ their Saviour led,
Crowns of joy are on their heads.
They shall never weep again,
Never know a grief or pain;
All is bright and shining day,
God has wiped their tears away.
3 May I with them also stand,
Robed in white at God's right hand,
And with joy forever sing
Praises to my God and King!
4 Yes, dear girl, if, till you die,
You will serve the Lord on high,
You shall reign with him in heaven,
Where eternal joys are given.
Dorothy Ann Thrupp was born in London, June 10, 1779. She contributed some hymns, under the pseudonym of "Iota," to W. Carus Wilson's Friendly Visitor and his Children's Friend. Other hymns by her, signed "D.A.T.," appeared in Mrs. Herbert Mayo's Selection of Hymns and Poetry for the Use of Infant Schools and Nurseries, 1838. She was also the editor of Hymns for the Young, c. 1830, in which all the hymns were given anonymously. She died in London on December 15, 1847.
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