Gems for His Crown

Like gems we may shine in the crown of our King

Author: William A. Ogden
Tune: [Like gems we may shine in the crown of our King]
Published in 1 hymnal

Author: William A. Ogden

William Augustine Ogden USA 1841-1897. Born at Franklin County, OH, his family moved to IN when he was age six. He studied music in local singing schools at age 8, and by age 10 could read church music fairly well. Later, he could write out a melody by hearing it sung or played. He enlisted in the American Civil War in the 30th IN Volunteer Infantry. During the war he organized a male choir which became well known throughout the Army of the Cumberland. After the war, he returned home, resumed music study, and taught school. He married Jennie V Headington, and they had two children: Lowell and Marian. He worked for the Iowa Normal School, Toledo Public School System. Among his teachers: Lowell Mason, Thomas Hastings, E E Baily and… Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: Like gems we may shine in the crown of our King
Title: Gems for His Crown
Author: William A. Ogden
Language: English
Refrain First Line: We shall shine in His crown
Copyright: Public Domain


Instances (1 - 1 of 1)
Page Scan

Highest Praise #60

Suggestions or corrections? Contact us