O That Will Be Glory

Another wonderful hymn by Charles H. Gabriel. A very expressive hymn with lots of rubato in the timing.

There was a lot of criticism by other musicians when this song was published in 1900. One said, “Oh, it will never go! There are too many quarter notes!” But once people learned the song it became very popular! So the critics were put in their place!

This song commemorates an expression of Ed Card, Superintendent of the Sunshine Rescue Mission in St. Louis, Missouri. An enthusiastic man, he usually ended his prayers and testimonies with: “And that will be glory for me!”

Lyrics and Music: Charles H. Gabriel

When all my labors and trials are o’er,
And I am safe on that beautiful shore,
Just to be near the dear Lord I adore,
Will through the ages be glory for me.

O, that will be glory for me,
Glory for me, glory for me,
When by His grace I shall look on His face,
That will be glory, be glory for me.

When, by the gift of His infinite grace,
I am accorded in heaven a place,
Just to be there and to look on His face,
Will through the ages be glory for me.

Friends will be there I have loved long ago;
Joy like a river around me will flow;
Yet just a smile from my Savior, I know,
Will through the ages be glory for me.

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