Annual Tradition: Will There Be Any Stars In My Crown?

Every year I am surprised and humbled by how many greetings and good wishes come in – you all MUST have marked the date in your Outlook or whatever Contacts/email platform you use and get an automatic notification?  At any rate, thank you so very, very much for the kind remembrances and prayers.

Let us keep the annual tradition, begun fifteen years ago now, just a matter of a few weeks after I launched Barnhardt.biz as a website to post my morning and afternoon cattle and grain market comments, of posting one of my favorite bluegrass songs performed by the Cox Family featuring Alison Krauss, “Will There Be Any Stars In My Crown?”  The first time I posted it back in ARSH 2003, one of my clients called to thank me for it, and then somewhat impishly confessed that when he was a lad, he and his friends had a…ahem…secular version that they would sing, “Will There Be Any Coke In My Crown?”… when at evening the sun goeth down…etc.

I suppose this means that perhaps tonight’s festal cocktail could be a Coke and Crown Royal, in honor the the Feast of the Kingship of Our Lord Jesus Christ, King by birth and King by conquest!

Lord Jesus Christ, Sovereign King, have mercy on us!

I am thinking today of that beautiful land
We shall reach when the sun goeth down
When through wonderful grace by my Saviour I stand
Will there be any stars in my crown?
Will there be any stars, any stars in my crown
When at evening the sun goeth down?
When I wake with the blest in those mansions of rest
Will there be any stars in my crown?
In the strength of the Lord let me labor and pray
Let me watch as a winner of souls

That bright stars may be mine in that glorious day
When His praise like the sea billow rolls.
Oh, what joy it will be when His face I behold
Living gems at His feet to lay down
It would sweeten my bliss in the city of gold
Should there be any stars in my crown.

 

 

And furthermore I consider that islam must be destroyed.