Jewel Gatherers

Jewel gatherers for a crown

Author: Priscilla J. Owens
Tune: [Jewel gatherers for a crown]
Published in 14 hymnals

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Representative Text

1 Jewel gatherers for a crown,
Know ye not that many a gem
Now in darkness trampled down,
Might bedeck a diadem?

Gathering jewels, precious jewels,
Blood bought souls we seek to bring:
Gathering jewels, precious jewels,
For the crown of Christ our king.

2 Souls for whom the Savior died,
Souls enwrapped in sinful night,
Go and seek them far and wide,
They will glitter in His sight. [Refrain]

3 Gems by cruel hands defaced,
Pearls in heathen shadows dim,
Brilliants scattered in the waste,
We must gather up for Him. [Refrain]

4 With His blood washed white and pure,
Graven with His name divine,
These our jewels shall endure,
When the stars shall cease to shine. [Refrain]

5 Then our work shall be complete,
Then we’ll lay our offerings down,
We will lay them at His feet,
He will lift them to His crown. [Refrain]

Source: The Cyber Hymnal #9535

Author: Priscilla J. Owens

Owens, Priscilla Jane, was born July 21, 1829, of Scotch and Welsh descent, and is now (1906) resident at Baltimore, where she is engaged in public-school work. For 50 years Miss Owen has interested herself in Sunday-school work, and most of her hymns were written for children's services. Her hymn in the Scotch Church Hymnary, 1898, "We have heard a joyful sound" (Missions), was written for a Sunday-school Mission Anniversary, and the words were adapted to the chorus "Vive le Roi" in the opera The Huguenots. [Rev. James Bonar, M.A.] --John Julian, Dictionary of Hymnology, Appendix II (1907)… Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: Jewel gatherers for a crown
Title: Jewel Gatherers
Author: Priscilla J. Owens
Language: English
Refrain First Line: Gathering jewels, precious jewels
Copyright: Public Domain



The Cyber Hymnal #9535
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