What is the crown that saints shall wear

What is the crown that saints shall wear

Author: Priscilla J. Owens
Tune: [What is the crown that saints shall wear]
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1 What is the crown that saints shall wear,
When thorny paths are ended?
God’s name upon each forehead fair
Shall shine, a token splendid.

A precious crown! a glorious crown!
A crown that fadeth never!
Who bears his name, come loss or shame,
Shall wear this crown forever.

2 Fade, fade ye wreaths of earth’s renown,
Grow pale, ye star-flames gleaming,
His saints shall wear a brighter crown,
In endless glory beaming. [Refrain]

3 And shall these brows be brightly crowned
That once with pain were aching,
Or wrinkled with cares toilsome round,
Or pale with mute heart-breaking. [Refrain]

4 Then smooth the weary bands of care,
Refrain thine eyes from weeping,
This is the crown that saints shall wear,
The crown that Christ is keeping. [Refrain]

Source: The Ark of Praise #35

Author: Priscilla J. Owens

Owens, Priscilla Jane, was born July 21, 1829, of Scotch and Welsh descent, and is now (1906) resident at Baltimore, where she is engaged in public-school work. For 50 years Miss Owen has interested herself in Sunday-school work, and most of her hymns were written for children's services. Her hymn in the Scotch Church Hymnary, 1898, "We have heard a joyful sound" (Missions), was written for a Sunday-school Mission Anniversary, and the words were adapted to the chorus "Vive le Roi" in the opera The Huguenots. [Rev. James Bonar, M.A.] --John Julian, Dictionary of Hymnology, Appendix II (1907)… Go to person page >

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First Line: What is the crown that saints shall wear
Author: Priscilla J. Owens
Refrain First Line: A precious crown
Copyright: Public Domain


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The Ark of Praise #35

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