A Crown of Life

A crown of life laid up above

Author: M. Lowrie Hofford
Tune: [A crown of life laid up above]
Published in 2 hymnals

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Representative Text

1 A crown of life laid up above,
A crown of glory bright!
A crown whose peerless radiance
Outshines the beams of light.

A crown of life
With splendor all divine!
O wond’rous love,
A crown already mine!

2 A crown of life for one of earth,
O Saviour, can it be,
That such a gift of sovereign grace
Has been reserved for me? [Chorus]

3 A royal crown, not to adorn
Alone the head of kings!
A crown that thro’ eternal life
Immortal honor brings! [Chorus]

4 A crown of life with many stars,
Dear Saviour, shall it be,
That I may win a cluster bright
By turning souls to Thee? [Chorus]

5 A crown of life from Jesus’ hand,
Without a single gem,
Would rob it of its highest joy
And cause a blush of shame. [Chorus]

Source: Gospel Praise Book.: a collection of choice gems of sacred song suitable for church service, gospel praise meetings, and family devotions. (Complete ed.) #268

Author: M. Lowrie Hofford

Born: January 27, 1825, Doylestown, Pennsylvania. Died: January 9, 1888, Trenton, New Jersey. Hofford attended Lafayette and Princeton, where he graduated in 1849. He studied theology at the Princeton seminary for a year, and became principal of the Camden collegiate institute. While there, he organized a church at Beverly, New Jersey, being licensed by the Presbytery in Philadelphia in 1852. In 1855, he was ordained an evangelist in Burlington, New Jersey. In 1860, he began teaching at the Trenton Institute, and in 1863 took charge of a military institute at Allentown, Pennsylvania that was later incorporated as Muhlenberg College; he served there as a professor and later president. He taught and pastored at Camden and Beverly, New Jer… Go to person page >

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First Line: A crown of life laid up above
Title: A Crown of Life
Author: M. Lowrie Hofford



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Gospel Praise Book. #268

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