Scripture Verse

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

Introduction

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).

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portrait
Harvey R. Christie
(1848–1925)

Lyrics

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.

Refrain

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.

Refrain

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.

Refrain