Scripture Verse

They shall be Mine, saith the Lord of hosts, in that day when I make up My jewels. Malachi 3:17


Words: Pris­cil­la J. Ow­ens, in Songs of Tri­umph, ed­it­ed by John Swa­nel Ins­kip (Phi­la­del­phia, Penn­syl­van­ia: Na­tion­al Pub­lish­ing As­so­cia­tion for the Pro­mo­tion of Ho­li­ness, 1882), num­ber 7.

Music: To­le­do Will­iam J. Kirk­pat­rick (🔊 pdf nwc).

If you know where to get a good pho­to of Ow­ens (head & shoul­ders, at least 200×300 pix­els),

William J. Kirkpatrick


Jewel gatherers for a crown,
Know ye not that many a gem
Now in darkness trampled down,
Might bedeck a diadem?


Gathering jewels, precious jewels,
Blood bought souls we seek to bring:
Gathering jewels, precious jewels,
For the crown of Christ our king.

Souls for whom the Savior died,
Souls enwrapped in sinful night,
Go and seek them far and wide,
They will glitter in His sight.


Gems by cruel hands defaced,
Pearls in heathen shadows dim,
Brilliants scattered in the waste,
We must gather up for Him.


With His blood washed white and pure,
Graven with His name divine,
These our jewels shall endure,
When the stars shall cease to shine.


Then our work shall be complete,
Then we’ll lay our offerings down,
We will lay them at His feet,
He will lift them to His crown.