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