Scripture Verse

When the chief Shepherd shall appear, ye shall receive a crown of glory that fadeth not away. 1 Peter 5:4


Isaac H. Meredith (1872–1962)

Words: Grant C. Tul­lar, 1903.

Music: Sy­ra­cuse Is­aac H. Me­re­dith (🔊 pdf nwc).

Grant C. Tullar (1869–1950)


There is a land mine eyes shall see
When I shall lay life’s ar­mor down;
But all its bliss is not for me,
If I must wear a star­less crown.


A star­less crown when life is done?
No glit­ter­ing gems which I have won?
Forbid it, Lord, that there should be
A star­less crown in Heav’n for me.

The gains of earth are all but loss,
Eternal joys are all for me
When I by faith up­lift the cross,
And lead one soul, dear Lord, to Thee.


Forbid it, Lord, that I should be
Content to live for self alone;
O may some soul I win for Thee
Adorn my crown when life is done.