5574. The Pearl of Great Price

1. There is a gift of wondrous price,
God has within His keeping;
But we forget this goodly pearl,
While earthly treasures heaping.

Oh, seek this pearl, this precious pearl,
For it can never perish;
The Word of God makes known its worth,
And bids us own and cherish.

2. The gems of earth soon fail to charm,
They satisfy no yearning—
Then let us prize this gift of God,
Its value rare discerning. [Refrain]

3. For having this, the pearl of price,
Its pure delight possessing,
Ours souls enjoy an endless peace,
And God’s eternal blessing. [Refrain]

Text Information
First Line: There is a gift of wondrous price
Title: The Pearl of Great Price
Author: Birdie Bell (1875)
Meter: 87.87 D
Source: Goodly Pearls, by John R. Sweney & John J. Hood (Philadelphia, Pennsylvania: John J. Hood, 1875), number 1
Language: English
Refrain First Line: Oh, seek this pearl, this precious pearl
Copyright: Public Domain
Tune Information
Composer: J. Stanley Bird
Meter: 87.87 D
Incipit: 55532 16555 67112
Key: B♭ Major
Copyright: Public Domain

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