We Shall Shine as the Stars
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.
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.
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.
Words: Judson W. Van DeVenter, 1899.
5 thoughts on “We Shall Shine as the Stars ~ Hymn”
Very comforting and reassuring words in this hymn! What a blessings!
Wonderful words and wonderful promise. Daniel 12:3 comes to mind. I love the stars!
I do not know the tune to this hymn, but like so many hymns, the words by themselves are beautiful. We may tarry…yes, that really is all that life on earth is compared to eternity. Good to keep that perspective.
Love that hymn, especially the last two lines in the last stanza.
Such encouraging words and a wonderful photo…as always.