Shall I be content with one star

Shall I be content with one star

Author: H. A. Mabry
Tune: [Shall I be content with one star]
Published in 31 hymnals

Audio files: MIDI

Representative Text

1 Shall I be content with one star in my crown,
When heaven’s bright portals I see?
The answer comes back—strive a cluster to win,
And the way will be brighter for thee.

Refrain:
Working for the crown,
Working for the crown,
Working for the crown,
We shall wear by and by.

2 When, Lord, must I work? shall I go in the heat,
To white and to wide harvest fields,
Where work is so great and the lab’rers so few,
And the promise a bountiful yield? [Refrain]

3 Yes, all kinds of work I will find in this field,
My task then quite plain I can see,
And now having found it I’ll labor and wait,
For wholly Thine, Lord, would I be. [Refrain]

4 And how shall I get these rare gems for my crown?
Must I wait till heaven I gain?
Yes, yes, but toil here for the Master’s renown,
Day by day for the Lamb that was slain. [Refrain]

Source: The Best of All: complete #102

Author: H. A. Mabry

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Text Information

First Line: Shall I be content with one star
Author: H. A. Mabry
Refrain First Line: Working for the crown

Timeline

Instances

Instances (1 - 31 of 31)

Angel Echoes #d68

Bells of Heaven #d311

Bells of Heaven: a Choice Collection of Hymns and Tunes "New and Old" #d285

Bells of Victory #d106

Billows of Song #d146

Celestial Songs for all Purposes #d104

Christian Joy #d82

Church Hymnal #322

Cumberland Hymns, a Collection of "Whosoever Will" Songs. Centenary ed. #d168

From the Cross to the Crown #d136

Gospel Chimes #d81

Gospel Songs No. 2 #d131

Gospel Voices #d94

Happy Greetings to All #d218

Holiness to the Lord #d165

Hymns of Calvary, a Choice Collection of Old and New Century Hymns and Songs #d191

New Onward and Upward #d135

Onward and Upward #d75

Resurrected Songs prepared for the Church #d197

Songs of Pentecostal Power #d105

Songs of Pentecostal Power, Complete #d171

Soul Songs #d175

Soul Songs. Souvenir & Prospectus ed. #d62

The Best of All ; The Harp of Glory: the Best Old Hymns, the Best New Hymns #d160

TextAudio

The Best of All: complete #102

Page Scan

The Christian Church Hymnal #313

The Eureka Echoes #d64

The New Wonderful Songs for Work and Worship #d178

Times of Refreshing: Old and New Century Hymns and Songs. 20th cent. ed. #d195

Voices for Jesus #d82

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