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
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|The Ark of Praise #35||A Precious Crown||What is the crown that saints shall wear||[What is the crown that saints shall wear]||Priscilla J. Owens||1882|