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Beautiful Crowns

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1 A crown of thorns my Saviour wore
For one as vile as me;
My heavy load of guilt He bore
To give me liberty.

Chorus:
Beautiful crowns we soon shall wear,
Yonder in mansions bright and fair;
Dwelling forever with Jesus there,
Beautiful crowns we shall wear.
Beautiful crowns we soon shall wear,
Yonder in mansions bright and fair;
Dwelling forever with Jesus there,
Beautiful crowns we shall wear.

2 A crown of life is promised all
Who to the end endure;
Obeying God, they shall not fall,
But in Him rest secure. [Chorus]

3 A crown of righteousness is laid
Aside for ev'ry one
Who fights the fight, whose trust is stayed
In God till life is done. [Chorus]

4 A crown of glory God will give,
That fadeth not away,
To those who faithful to Him live
Till that great crowning day. [Chorus]

Source: Jewel Songs: suitable for all kinds of religious services #38

Author: Haldor Lillenas

Born: No­vem­ber 19, 1885, Stord Is­land (near Ber­gen), Nor­way. Died: Au­gust 18, 1959, As­pen, Co­lo­ra­do. Buried: Flor­al Hills Cem­e­te­ry, Kan­sas Ci­ty, Mis­so­uri. Pseudonyms-- Vir­gin­ia Rose Gold­en Laverne Gray Richard Hainsworth Rev. H. N. Lines Robert Whitmore Ferne Winters Lillenas em­i­grat­ed to Amer­i­ca as a child; his fam­i­ly set­tled first in South Da­ko­ta, then moved to Or­e­gon in 1889. He at­tend­ed Deets Pa­ci­fic Bi­ble Coll­ege in Los An­ge­les, Cal­i­for­nia (later re­named to Pa­sa­de­na Coll­ege); stu­died mu­sic at the Sie­gel-My­ers School of Mu­sic in Chi­ca­go, Il­li­nois; and re­ceived an hon­or­ary Doc­to… Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: A crown of thorns my Savior wore
Title: Beautiful Crowns
Author: Haldor Lillenas
Language: English
Refrain First Line: Beautiful crowns we soon shall wear
Publication Date: 1910
Copyright: This text in in the public domain in the United States because it was published before 1923.

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