Song: They That Be Wise in Gospel Hymns No. 5

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Copyright 1887, by Ira D. Sankey

Published in Gospel Hymns No. 5 (Copyright 1890, by The Biglow & Main Co. and The John Church Co.)

Lyricist(s):
Crosby, Fanny J.

Page 22
Format: Full words and music
Designation: 20
Verses: 4 verses

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They That Be Wise, #20

Lyrics

Verse 1
O list to the voice of the Prophet of old,
Proclaiming in language divine,
The wonderful, wonderful message of truth
That “they that be wise shall shine.”

Chorus
They shall shine as bright as the stars,
In the firmament jeweled with light;
And they that turn many to righteousness
As the stars forever bright.

Verse 2
Tho’ rugged the path where our duty may lead,
O! why should we ever repine?
When faithful and true, is the promise to all
That “they that be wise shall shine.”

Verse 3
The grandeur of wealth, and the temples of fame,
Where beauty and splendor combine,
Will perish, forgotten and crumble to dust,
But “they that be wise shall shine.”

Verse 4
Then let us go forth to the work yet to do,
With zeal that shall never decline,
Be strong in the Lord, and the promise believe
That “they that be wise shall shine.”