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May I be a jewel

Full Text

1. When the day of days shall come,
And our Lord returns again
Comes in clouds of shining glory
All his faithful ones to claim
When the victory is gained,
And we lay our trophies down,
May I be a little jewel
In the blessed Saviour's crown.

I will be a loyal soldier,
Tho' the world may scoff and frown;
Only let me be a jewel
In the blessed Saviour's crown.

2. Here my light may not be seen
By the careless worldly throng,
And they may be a few who listen
As I sing my happy song;
But when angels for his own
Come the parted skies adown,
I would be a shining jewel
In the blessed Saviour's crown. [Chorus]

3. In the Bible I have read
How his people then shall shine,
As the flashing stars of heaven
Midst the glory light divine.
If among the wise I work,
Seeking souls to gain renown,
I shall be a precious jewel
In the blessed Saviour's crown. [Chorus]

Source: Carols of Hope: a compilation of select sacred songs for use in Sunday schools, praise and young people's services #64

Author: Clarence M. Seamans

Seamans, Clarence Milton. (Johnston, Rhode Island, February 8, 1869--July 21, 1939, Whitman, Massachusetts). Direct descendant of Roger Williams, the founder of the Rhode Island Colony. Seamans married Annie May Bennett on October 8, 1890; they had four children. Ordained to the ministry of the Advent Christian Church, he served their churches in Pascoag and River Point, R.I.; Dover, New Hampshire; Chelsea, Springfield, and Boston, Mass.; and Rutland, Vermont. His last 19 years were spent as pastor in Whitman, Mass. For many years, he was secretary of the Massachusetts Advent Christian Conference and of the Marion (Mass.) Campmeeting Association. He was also active in the Alton Bay (N.H.) Campmeeting Association. He contributed many arti… Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: When the day of days
Title: May I be a jewel
Author: Clarence M. Seamans
Refrain First Line: I will be a loyal soldier
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