I am thinking today of that beautiful land

I am thinking today of that beautiful land. Eliza E. Hewitt* (1851-1920).  This hymn is usually dated 1897, following its publication in Songs of Love and Praise, No. 4 (Philadelphia, 1897). It is frequently known as ‘Will there be any stars’, from the first line of the refrain:  Will there be any stars, any stars in my crown, When at evening the sun goeth down? When I wake with the blest, In the mansions of rest, Will there be any stars in my crown?  It had three stanzas:  I am thinking today of that beautiful land I shall reach when the sun goeth down; When thro’ wonderful grace by my Saviour I stand, Will there be any stars in my crown?  Refrain…  In the strength of the Lord...

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