Celebrate 10 years of Hymnary.org!

It's Hymnary's 10th birthday this month and to celebrate, we're giving the gifts! Want a free FlexScore? Look for the "Claim Free FlexScore" button on any public domain FlexScore page and enjoy a complimentary FlexScore on us.

Shining as the Stars

Full Text

1 Much of what the world can boast,
I have liv'd to count as dross;
And the sight that charms me most,
Is a sinner at the Cross.

They that turn many to righteousness,
Shall shine forth as the stars for ever;
Shining as the stars for ever;
Shining as the stars forever,
Away to live with Jesus,
Shining as the stars.

2 Sounds or rapture, earthly glee,
Thunder's roll and ocean's wave
These I've heard — but give to me
Sinners asking Christ to save. [Chorus]

3 Charms and joys once felt and known,
Backward through my life I trace;
But this joy stands out alone —
Sinners found and saved by grace. [Chorus]

Source: Melodies of Grace and Truth #56

Author: Herbert H. Booth

Herbert Henry Howard Booth (26 August 1862 – 25 September 1926) was the third son of William and Catherine Booth. He oversaw the Limelight Department's development and he was the writer and director for Soldiers of the Cross. See also in: Wikipedia  Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: Much of what this world can boast
Title: Shining as the Stars
Author: Herbert H. Booth
Language: English
Refrain First Line: They that turn many to righteousness
Copyright: Public Domain
Suggestions or corrections? Contact us