Working For The Crown

Shall I be content with one star

Author: H. A. Mabry
Tune: [Shall I be content with one star]
Published in 32 hymnals

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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.

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
Title: Working For The Crown
Author: H. A. Mabry
Language: English
Refrain First Line: Working for the crown
Copyright: Public Domain



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