Robes and Crowns

Earthly monarchs wear a crown

Author: Elisha A. Hoffman
Tune: [Earthly monarchs wear a crown]
Published in 2 hymnals

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Representative Text

1 Earthly monarchs wear a crown,
And are robed in gorgeous hue;
But a brighter robe and crown
Is reserved in heav’n for you.

Crowns of gold, pure gold,
Robes of white, pure white,
We shall wear forever there,
In yonder world of light.

2 Earthly crowns, tho’ lustrous now,
Soon will dim and pale away;
But the crown which Jesus gives
Never, never can decay. [Chorus]

3 Earthly robes, tho’ pure and white,
Soon are soiled and stained with sin;
But the robes which Jesus gives,
Will for evermore be clean. [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.) #302a

Author: Elisha A. Hoffman

Elisha Hoffman (1839-1929) after graduating from Union Seminary in Pennsylvania was ordained in 1868. As a minister he was appointed to the circuit in Napoleon, Ohio in 1872. He worked with the Evangelical Association's publishing arm in Cleveland for eleven years. He served in many chapels and churches in Cleveland and in Grafton in the 1880s, among them Bethel Home for Sailors and Seamen, Chestnut Ridge Union Chapel, Grace Congregational Church and Rockport Congregational Church. In his lifetime he wrote more than 2,000 gospel songs including"Leaning on the everlasting arms" (1894). The fifty song books he edited include Pentecostal Hymns No. 1 and The Evergreen, 1873. Mary Louise VanDyke… Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: Earthly monarchs wear a crown
Title: Robes and Crowns
Author: Elisha A. Hoffman
Refrain First Line: Crowns of gold, pure gold



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Gospel Praise Book. #302a

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