These are the jewels all glorious that shine

These are the jewels all glorious that shine

Translator: John Brownlie
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These are the jewels all glorious that shine
High in the crown of the Monarch divine;
Circling the brow like a rainbow of light,
Brighter than stars in an Orient night.

They who have dwelt in the darkness below,
Cheering its sadness, and healing its woe;
Seeking the wanderers and pointing the way
Out of the night to the glories of day.

They who had ears for the penitent's plaint,
Stretching their hands to the weak and the faint;
Aiding the weary who toil for their bread,
Wiping the tears that in sorrow are shed.

Holding as gain what the world deems but loss;
Bearing with meekness the weight of the Cross;
Counting it glory to suffer the shame
Linked to the servant who honours His name.

Cherubim, seraphim, glowing and bright,
Stand in the Holy place girded with light;
Ah, but the jewels more glorious that shine,
Flash from the crown of the Monarch divine.

Translator: John Brownlie

Brownlie, John, was born at Glasgow, Aug. 6, 1857, and was educated at Glasgow University, and at the Free Church College in the same city. In 1884 he was licensed by the Presbytery of Glasgow; in 1885 he became Assistant Minister of the Free Church, Portpatrick, and on the death of the Senior Minister in 1890 he entered upon the full charge of the Church there. He has interested himself in educational matters, became a Member of the local School Board in 1888, a governor of Stranraer High School in 1897, and Chairman of the governors in 1901. His hymnological works are:— 1. The Hymns and Hymnwriters of the [Scottish] Church Hymnary, 1899. This is a biographical, historical, and critical companion to that hymnal, and is well done and… Go to person page >

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First Line: These are the jewels all glorious that shine
Translator: John Brownlie
Language: English


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