As the Stars

They shall shine as the stars, they who follow the King

Author: Eliza E. Hewitt
Tune: [They shall shine as the stars, they who follow the King]
Published in 2 hymnals

Audio files: MIDI

Representative Text

1 They shall shine as the stars, they who follow the King;
Winning souls unto him, precious jewels they bring;
They shall lay down the cross, when he calls them above,
To receive their bright crown thro’ his infinite love.

Chorus:
They shall shine as the stars,
They shall shine as the stars,
On forever and ever in glory divine,
As the stars they shall shine.

2 They shall shine as the stars, they who trust in his grace,
And believing his word ev’ry promise embrace;
As they labor and pray, and his goodness record,
Many wand’ring afar they shall turn to the Lord. [Chorus]

3 They shall shine as the stars in that wonderful day,
When the shadows of time swiftly vanish away;
When they stand by his side, and the King says, “Well done,”
They shall shine in that land where the Lamb is the Sun. [Chorus]


Source: Sunday School Voices, No.2 #32

Author: Eliza E. Hewitt

Pseudonym: Li­die H. Ed­munds. Eliza Edmunds Hewitt was born in Philadelphia 28 June 1851. She was educated in the public schools and after graduation from high school became a teacher. However, she developed a spinal malady which cut short her career and made her a shut-in for many years. During her convalescence, she studied English literature. She felt a need to be useful to her church and began writing poems for the primary department. she went on to teach Sunday school, take an active part in the Philadelphia Elementary Union and become Superintendent of the primary department of Calvin Presbyterian Church. Dianne Shapiro, from "The Singers and Their Songs: sketches of living gospel hymn writers" by Charles Hutchinson Gabriel (… Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: They shall shine as the stars, they who follow the King
Title: As the Stars
Author: Eliza E. Hewitt
Refrain First Line: They shall shine as the stars
Publication Date: 1911
Copyright: This text in in the public domain in the United States because it was published before 1923.

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Sunday School Voices, No.2 #32

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