Scripture Verse

The crown of life, which the Lord hath promised to them that love Him. James 1:12


Words: Gla­dys Clark, in The Chris­tian Church Hym­nal, ed­it­ed by Har­vey Chris­tie (Cin­cin­na­ti, Ohio: Stand­ard Pub­lish­ing, 1906), num­ber 314.

Music: Har­vey R. Chris­tie (🔊 pdf nwc).

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

Harvey R. Christie (1848–1925)


When my day’s work is end­ed,
Oft I view the set­ting sun,
And I think of the beau­ties that await
For my vi­sion in glo­ry
When my heav’n­ly crown is won,
And I pass to my home with­in that gate.


I shall have stars in my crown ov­er there,
I shall have stars when my crown there is won,
If I’m faith­ful to Him—
In my bright dia­dem, I shall have stars,
Glitering stars in my crown.

When the night com­eth on and
I am wea­ry for a rest,
Thus re­mind­ed when lain my ar­mor down;
And in glo­ry eter­nal,
There up­on my Sav­ior’s breast,
He shall give me a bright and glo­ri­ous crown.


When I wake in that morn­ing,
And shall mount the glow­ing skies,
While en­rap­tured be­hold the saints around;
Those awake changed to’im­mor­tal,
While the dead in Christ arise,
And in glo­ry for­ev­er shall be crowned.