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The starry crown

I must not walk in the way of sin

Author: Josephine Pollard
Tune: [I must not walk in the way of sin]
Published in 3 hymnals

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Audio files: MIDI

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1. I must not walk in the way of sin,
I must never be led astray,
A crown is the prize I hope to win,
And I’ll strive for it every day.

O that beautiful crown,
That beautiful starry crown;
If I am willing to bear the cross,
My Savior will give me a crown.

2. I must not heed what the world may say,
And I never must dread its frown,
For thro’ the same path my Savior trod,
I must go to obtain my crown. [Refrain]

3. I must not think I can waste my time,
Or in pleasure my conscience drown.
The fear of the Lord must rule my heart,
Or I never can wear a crown. [Refrain]

4. I’ll pray for strength in my hour of need,
And my Savior my strength will be;
He helps me to bear each earthy cross,
And He offers a crown to me. [Refrain]

Source: The Cyber Hymnal #6324

Author: Josephine Pollard

Pollard, Josephine, born in New York, circa 1840, is the author of (1) "I stood outside the gate" (Lent), (2) "Joy-bells ringing, Children singing" (Joy) in I. D. Sankey's Sacred Songs and Solos, 1878. --John Julian, Dictionary of Hymnology, Appendix, Part II (1907)… Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: I must not walk in the way of sin
Title: The starry crown
Author: Josephine Pollard
Refrain First Line: O that beautiful crown



The Cyber Hymnal #6324
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