Scripture Verse

When the chief Shepherd appears, you shall receive a crown of glory that does not fade away. 1 Peter 5:4

Introduction

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Eliza E. Hewitt
(1851–1920)

Words: Eli­za E. Hew­itt, in Songs of Love and Praise No. 4, ed­it­ed by John Swe­ney & Hen­ry L. Gil­mour (Phil­a­del­phia, Penn­syl­van­ia: John J. Hood, 1897).

Music: Mo­roc­co John R. Swe­ney (🔊 pdf nwc).

Alternate Tune:

If you have ac­cess to a bet­ter pho­to of Hew­itt, would you ?

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John R. Sweney
(1837–1899)

Lyrics

I am thinking today of that beautiful land
I shall reach when the sun goeth down;
When through wonderful grace
By my Savior I stand,
Will there be any stars in my crown?

Refrain

Will there be any stars,
Any stars in my crown
When at evening the sun goeth down?
When I wake with the blest
In the mansions of rest
Will there be any stars in my crown?

In the strength of the Lord
Let me labor and pray,
Let me watch as a winner of souls,
That bright stars may be mine
In the glorious day,
When His praise like the sea billow rolls.

Refrain

O what joy it will be
When His face I behold,
Living gems at His feet to lay down!
It would sweeten my bliss
In the city of gold,
Should there be any stars in my crown.

Refrain