6324. The Starry Crown

1. I must not walk in the way of sin,
I must never be led astray,
A crown is the prize I hope to win,
And I’ll strive for it every day.

O that beautiful crown,
That beautiful starry crown;
If I am willing to bear the cross,
My Savior will give me a crown.

2. I must not heed what the world may say,
And I never must dread its frown,
For thro’ the same path my Savior trod,
I must go to obtain my crown. [Refrain]

3. I must not think I can waste my time,
Or in pleasure my conscience drown.
The fear of the Lord must rule my heart,
Or I never can wear a crown. [Refrain]

4. I’ll pray for strength in my hour of need,
And my Savior my strength will be;
He helps me to bear each earthy cross,
And He offers a crown to me. [Refrain]

Text Information
First Line: I must not walk in the way of sin
Title: The Starry Crown
Author: Josephine Pollard (1869)
Refrain First Line: O that beautiful crown
Language: English
Source: The Starry Crown of Sunday School Melodies, by William O. Perkins (New York: William A. Pond & Company, 1869), number 1
Copyright: Public Domain
Tune Information
Name: [I must not walk in the way of sin]
Composer: William Oscar Perkins
Incipit: 51113 65435 51111
Key: B♭ Major
Copyright: Public Domain

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