Crown, harp, and song

Representative Text

1. I would do each duty here,
I would toil and never fear;
And the cross would meekly bear;
That, when past these scenes of strife,
I may then a crown of life
With the ransomed ever wear.

Chorus:
Oh, a starry crown to wear,
Oh, a golden harp to bear,
When before the great "I Am,"
All the mighty, ransomed throng
Swell the Glad triumphant song,
Song of Moses and the Lamb.

2. I would follow Jesus now,
At His feet would gladly bow,
Never seeking earthly fame;
That with Him I then may stand
With a harp within my hand,
Sounding praises to his name. [Chorus]

3. To the Father and the Son,
Who such wondrous things have done
For a lost and ruined race,
I would sing thro' endless days,
Songs of everlasting praise,
For the gift of saving grace. [Chorus]

Source: The Gospel Awakening: a collection of original and selected "hymns and spiritual songs" for the use in gospel meetings everywhere #71

Author: Francis A. Blackmer

Blackmer, Francis Augustus. (Ware, Massachusetts, February 17, 1855--October 8, 1930, Somerville, Massachusetts). Advent Christian musician. His parents, Augustus and Jane Blackmer, were among those caught up in the excitement of the Millerite Movement. One son, Fred, became an Advent Christian minister. Francis, with a talent recognized at an early age, consecrated his own life to Christian service as a musician. He was immersed in baptism at the Adventist campmeeting in Springfield, Massachusetts, by Elder Miles Grant. His early years were spend in central Massachusetts, his schooling at Wilbraham Academy. He was largely self-taught in harmony and musical composition. He wrote the words and music to his first gospel song, "Out on the f… Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: I would do each duty here
Title: Crown, harp, and song
Author: Francis A. Blackmer
Refrain First Line: O, a starry crown to wear

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