A Starless Crown

There is a land mine eyes shall see

Author: Grant Colfax Tullar
Tune: [There is a land mine eyes shall see]
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1. There is a land mine eyes shall see
When I shall lay life’s armor down;
But all its bliss is not for me,
If I must wear a starless crown.

A starless crown, when life is done?
No glittering gems which I have won?
Forbid it, Lord, that there should be
A starless crown in Heav’n for me.

2. The gains of earth are all but loss,
Eternal joys are all for me
When I by faith uplift the cross,
And lead one soul, dear Lord, to Thee. [Refrain]

3. Forbid it, Lord, that I should be
Content to live for self alone;
O may some soul I win for Thee
Adorn my crown when life is done. [Refrain]

Author: Grant Colfax Tullar

Grant Colfax Tullar was born August 5, 1869, in Bolton, Connecticut. He was named after the American President Ulysses S. Grant and Vice President Schuyler Colfax. After the American Civil War, his father was disabled and unable to work, having been wounded in the Battle of Antietam. Tullar's mother died when he was just two years old so Grant had no settled home life until he became an adult. Yet from a life of sorrow and hardship he went on to bring joy to millions of Americans with his songs and poetry. As a child, he received virtually no education or religious training. He worked in a woolen mill and as a shoe clerk. The last Methodist camp meeting in Bolton was in 1847. Tullar became a Methodist at age 19 at a camp meeting near Wat… Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: There is a land mine eyes shall see
Title: A Starless Crown
Author: Grant Colfax Tullar
Language: English
Refrain First Line: A starless crown when life is done
Copyright: Public Domain



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