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

Kath­a­ryn Ba­con, 1910. Sug­gest­ed by J. N. Pa­rish, New Hope, Al­a­[ba­ma].

Mo­ra­da George W. Ba­con, 1910 (🔊 pdf nwc).

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Katharyn Bacon (1884–?)

Thro’ all the long and lonely years,
My sight oft dimmed with bitter tears,
Despite my care, my doubts and fears,
I’ve always tried to do my best.

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I’ve always tried to do my best,
And heeded not the world’s renown;
When life is o’er, with all the blest,
I’ll wear in Heav’n a starry crown.

My efforts often seem in vain,
And thoughtless ones know not my pain,
But mine shall be a heav’nly gain,
I’ve always tried to do my best.

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I’ve labored on for truth and right,
And watched and prayed both day and night,
With Jesus as my guiding light,
I’ve always tried to do my best.

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I’m safe in Christ whate’er betide,
For naught can tempt me from His side,
And soon I’ll join the glorified,
I’ve always tried to do my best.

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