The Crown of Righteousness

Savior divine, Thy crown was thorns

Author: Howard B. Grose
Tune: [Savior Divine, Thy crown was thorns]
Published in 2 hymnals

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1 Savior Divine, Thy crown was thorns;
Thy sacred brow that crown did press,
That Thou mighst on Thine own bestow
The glorious crown of Righteousness!

2 Hold Thou this crown before our eyes,
To give us courage in the strife
That we must wage, if we would rise
To share in heav’n immortal life.

3 Hail! Joyous hour when Thou shalt say,
As we our trusty arms lay down,
“The faith ye kept! Ye won the day,
Come, wear the prize—a soul starred crown!”

Source: Williston Hymns #196

Author: Howard B. Grose

Born: September 5, 1851, Millerton, New York. Died: May 19, 1939, Ballston Spa, New York. Buried: Ballston Spa, New York. Grose attended the University of Chicago, Illinois, and the University of Rochester, New York (AB 1876, AM 1880). He was ordained a Baptist minister in 1883, and served at the First Baptist Church, Poughkeepsie, New York (1883-87) and the First Baptist Church, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania (1888-90). He also served as president of the University of South Dakota (1890-92), taught history at the University of Chicago (1892-96), was assistant editor of The Watchman in Boston, Massachusetts (1896-1900), and editorial secretary for the American Baptist Home Mission Society (1904-10), and edited the Missions journal for 23 yea… Go to person page >

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First Line: Savior divine, Thy crown was thorns
Title: The Crown of Righteousness
Author: Howard B. Grose
Language: English
Copyright: Public Domain



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