When the chief Shepherd shall appear, ye shall receive a crown of glory that fadeth not away.@1 Peter 5:4

Al­ice Ter­rell, in The Sal­va­tion Sol­dier’s Song Book, by Will­iam Booth (Phil­a­del­phia, Penn­syl­van­ia: George S. Rail­ton, 1880).

Ed­ward E. Nick­er­son, in Res­cue Songs, by Hen­ry H. Had­ley (New York: S. T. Gor­don & Son, 1890) (🔊 pdf nwc).

Oh! we are going to wear a crown,
To wear a starry crown.
Oh! we are going to wear a crown,
To wear a starry crown.

Refrain

Away over Jordan,
With my blessèd Jesus,
Away over Jordan,
To wear a starry crown.

Refrain

You must repent to wear a crown,
To wear a starry crown.
You must repent to wear a crown,
To wear a starry crown.

Refrain

You must be saved to wear a crown,
To wear a starry crown.
You must be saved to wear a crown,
To wear a starry crown.

Refrain

You must be cleansèd to wear that crown,
To wear that starry crown.
You must be cleansèd to wear that crown,
To wear that starry crown.

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You must live right to wear that crown,
To wear that starry crown.
You must live right to wear that crown,
To wear that starry crown.

Refrain

You must fight the fight to wear that crown,
To wear that starry crown.
You must fight the fight to wear that crown,
To wear that starry crown.

Refrain

Some hym­nals show ad­di­tion­al vers­es. For ex­am­ple:

We’ll fight the fight and wear the crown…
O come, poor sinner, come with me…
My Savior’s gone to wear a crown…
The worst man here may wear a crown…
You must bear the cross to win that crown…