Lord, i want a Diadem

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Lord, i want a Diadem

Post by dataqa2 » Sat Apr 26, 2008 3:25 pm

I'm looking for the words to and old song by Merrill Dunlop, "Lord, I want a Diadem".

It starts - Lord, i want a shining diadem when I reach that heavenly shore, what must I do to win a diadem in my home for everymore.????
Oh you must run, run and not get weary, you must run...........and never looking left or right but keep your eyes on Jesus......

Sorry, can't remeber any more than that.

Thanks for any help.
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Lord, i want a Diadem

Post by Guest » Mon Apr 13, 2009 12:36 pm

It appears I am a year late, but here are the lyrics as found in Singspiration's "Singing Youth" songbook, printed in 1971 by Zondervan Publishing Co., song #245:

Lord, I want a shining diadem
When I reach that heav'nly land;
What must I do, my Lord, to gain a diadem
When I reach that golden strand?
"O you must run, run, the race that's set before you,
You must run right straight and never turn aside
To the left, the right, and keep your eyes on Jesus.
That's the way to win a shining crown!"

Lord, I want a shining diadem
When I reach that heav'nly land;
What must I do, my Lord, to gain a diadem
When I reach that golden strand?
"O you must fight, fight the world, the flesh, the devil,
Never falter, nor grow weary in the strife,
For the Lord hath trod the bitter way before thee.
That's the way to win a shining crown!"

Lord, I want a shining diadem
When I reach that heav'nly land;
What must I do, my Lord, to gain a diadem
When I reach that golden strand?
"Take up your cross and be sure to bear it daily,
And endure temptation - never yield to sin,
For the Lord will give you overcoming victory.
That's the way to win a shining crown!"

When I gain my shining diadem
On the blessed heav'nly shore;
I'm goin' to cast my diadem at Jesus' feet
And adore Him evermore.
To Him be pow'r, honor, love and adoration,
Let my soul ascribe all glory to His Name;
When the race is run, and ev'ry battle's over
At His feet I'll lay my shining crown!

CODA (after 4th stanza)
O a shining crown! Yes, my Lord, a starry crown!
I'm goin' to win my crown - O help me, Lord,
And glorify Thy Name!


Hope this helps.
Jlayton

Re: Lord, i want a Diadem

Post by Jlayton » Mon Jan 25, 2021 7:07 am

I went searching for this song tonight.. 12 years after it had been posted in response to a question 13 years ago. Thank you so much!
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