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PEARL OF GREAT PRICE




Ye glittering toys of earth, adieu,
A nobler choice be mine;
A regal prize attracts my view,
A treasure all divine;


Begone unworthy of my cares,
Ye spacious baits of sense;
Inestimable worth appears
The pearl of price immense.


Jesus, to multitudes unknown—
O Name divinely sweet!
Jesus, in Thee, in Thee alone,
Wealth, honour, pleasure meet!


Should both the Indies at my call
Their boasted stores resign:
With joy I would renounce them all,
For leave to call Thee mine.


Should earth’s vain treasures all depart,
Of this dear gift possessed,
I’d clasp it to my joyful heart,
And be forever blest:


Dear Sovereign of my soul’s desire,
Thy love is bliss divine!
Accept the wish that love inspires,
And bid me call Thee mine.


---Alternative verses---


Dear Sovereign of my soul’s desire,
Thy love is bliss divine!
Accept the gift that love inspires,
And bid me call Thee mine.

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LYRICS
Meter: 8 6 8 6 (C.M.)
Writer(s):
    Trans/Adapted:
      Dates: 1760
      Bible Refs: Mt 6:21; Mt 13:46;
      LIST OF LYRIC SOURCES
      Hymn/Song Book Year Song #
      1815# 115
      1866# 436
      MUSIC
      Name: HOLLAND
      Meter: 8 6 8 6 (C.M.)
      Writer(s):
      Dates:
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      LIST OF MUSIC SOURCES
      Hymn/Song Book Song # Key
      # 142G
      ALTERNATIVE TUNES
      Name meter
      8 6 8 6 D (D.C.M.)
      8 6 8 6 (C.M.)

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