Words: , 1932. Kui­pers wrote these words while pas­tor of the Sum­mer Street Christ­ian Re­formed Church (CRC) in Pas­sa­ic, New Jer­sey, and died on­ly a few months lat­er. Kuipers orig­in­al­ly in­tend­ed for the hymn to be sung to El­gar’s “Pomp and Cir­cum­stance,” but as that music was un­der co­py­right, The Ban­ner, a CRC week­ly ma­ga­zine, held a tune writ­ing con­test. Sie­bolt H. Fries­wyk of Whit­ins­ville, Mass­a­chu­setts, won the con­test, but Van­der­ho­ven’s tune re­ceived hon­or­a­ble men­tion, and was pub­lished with Kui­pers’ words in the 1934 Psalt­er Hymn­al.

Music: Crystal, , 1933.

By the sea of crystal, saints in glory stand,
Myriads in number, drawn from every land,
Robed in white apparel, washed in Jesus’ blood,
They now reign in heaven with the Lamb of God.

Out of tribulation, death and Satan’s hand,
They have been translated at the Lord’s command.
In their hands they’re holding palms of victory;
Hark! the jubilant chorus shouts triumphantly:

“Unto God Almighty, sitting on the throne,
And the Lamb, victorious, be the praise alone,
God has wrought salvation, He did wondrous things,
Who shall not extol Thee, holy King of Kings?”