Poems - That No Man Take Thy Crown

“That No Man Take Thy Crown”

Verse 1
Be content to be despised,
Be content to bear the shame.
Seek no earthly sordid prize,
Ye who bear His holy Name!
Wait in faith that glorious day
When, before the Father’s throne,
Jesus will your name confess,
All your tears and labors own.

Verse 2
Be content whate’er your lot
With no settled dwelling here;
Be a pilgrim with the Lord,
Let Him dry the secret tear,
Let Him be your heart’s delight,
His approval your reward;
Till in heaven’s unsullied light
You shall stand with Christ your Lord.

Verse 3
Be content to win your prize
At the cost of tears and blood;
Earthly loss or gain despise,
Tread the path that Jesus trod.
Never take a look behind,
Keep the promised crown in view;
Thus, unmindful of the cost,
Thus, come gloriously through.


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