Scripture Verse

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

Introduction

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Isaac H. Meredith
(1872–1962)

Words: Grant C. Tul­lar, 1903.

Music: Syr­a­cuse Is­aac H. Me­re­dith (🔊 pdf nwc).

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Grant C. Tullar
(1869–1950)

Lyrics

There is a land mine eyes shall see
When I shall lay life’s armor down;
But all its bliss is not for me,
If I must wear a starless crown.

Refrain

A starless crown when life is done?
No glittering gems which I have won?
Forbid it, Lord, that there should be
A starless crown in Heav’n for me.

The gains of earth are all but loss,
Eternal joys are all for me
When I by faith uplift the cross,
And lead one soul, dear Lord, to Thee.

Refrain

Forbid it, Lord, that I should be
Content to live for self alone;
O may some soul I win for Thee
Adorn my crown when life is done.

Refrain