Who are these like stars appearing,

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Verse 1
Who are these like stars appearing,
These, before God's throne who stand?
Each a golden crown is wearing,
Who are all this glorious band?
Hallelujah! hark, they sing,
Praising loud their heavenly King.

Verse 2
Who are these of dazzling brightness,
Clothed in God's own righteousness;
These, whose robes of purest whiteness,
Shall their lustre still possess,
Still untouched by time's rude hand?
Whence come all this glorious band?

Verse 3
These are they who have contended
For their Saviour's honour long,
Wrestling on till life was ended,
Following not the sinful throng;
These who well the fight sustained,
Triumph by the Lamb have gained.

Verse 4
These are they whose hearts were riven,
Sore with woe and anguish tried,
Who in prayer full oft have striven
With the God they glorified;
Now, their painful conflict o'er,
God has bid them weep no more.

Verse 5
These are they who watched and waited,
Offering up to Christ their will;
Soul and body consecrated,
Day and night to serve Him still;
Now in God's most holy place
Blest they stand before His face.