Scripture Verse

They that be wise shall shine as the brightness of the firmament; and they that turn many to righteousness as the stars for ever and ever. Daniel 12:3

Introduction

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George C. Hugg
(1848–1907)

Words: Will­iam R. Win­ters (or Win­ter), in Fair­er Than Day (Phil­a­del­phia, Penn­syl­van­ia: George C. Hugg, 1903), num­ber 61.

Music: George C. Hugg (🔊 pdf nwc).

If you know where to get a good pho­to of Win­ters (head-and-shoul­ders, at least 200×300 pix­els), would you ?

Lyrics

Like stars the righteous ones shall shine,
When Jesus comes to reign;
His arms of love will them entwine,
When Jesus comes to reign.

Refrain

When Jesus comes to reign,
When Jesus comes to reign,
His righteous ones shall shine as the stars,
When Jesus comes to reign.

Our toils and cares will then be o’er,
When Jesus comes to reign;
With Him we’ll dwell forevermore,
When Jesus comes to reign.

Refrain

Sweet rest will then our portion be,
When Jesus comes to reign;
His joy we’ll share, thro’ eternity,
When Jesus comes to reign.

Refrain