We Shall Shine As The Stars

We may tarry awhile here as strangers

Author: Judson W. Van De Venter
Published in 15 hymnals

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1. We may tarry awhile here as strangers,
Unnoticed by those who pass by;
But the Savior will crown us in glory,
To shine as the stars in the sky.

We shall shine as the stars of the morning,
With Jesus the Crucified One;
We shall rise to be like Him forever,
Eternally shine as the sun.

2. We may never be rich in earth’s treasures,
Nor rise on the ladder of fame;
But the saints will at last be rewarded,
Made rich in Immanuel’s name. [Refrain]

3. We may live in a tent or a cottage,
And die in seclusion alone;
But the Father who seeth in secret,
Remembers each one of His own. [Refrain]

Source: The Cyber Hymnal #7241

Author: Judson W. Van De Venter

Judson Wheeler Van DeVenter was born on a farm near Dundee, Michigan, on December 5, 1855 to John Wesley van Deventer and his wife, Eliza Ann (Wheeler) van Deventer. In 1870, he was one of four children. His older brother, Virgil, was 18 and attending school. Judson was 14 and also a student. His younger brother, Nelson, was 12, and he had a sister, Fanny, who was five. His family was living on a farm in Dundee, Michigan. His grandmother, Polly Wheeler was 6o and living with them. He graduated from Hillsdale College and became an art teacher. Later he was the supervisor of art in the public schools of Sharon, Pennsylvania. In 1880, when he was 24, he married Malissa Miller, who was 21. Malissa‚Äôs mother, Ivy, had remarried to a… Go to person page >

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First Line: We may tarry awhile here as strangers
Title: We Shall Shine As The Stars
Author: Judson W. Van De Venter
Refrain First Line: We shall shine as the stars of the morning



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