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270. A Goodly Pearl Lies Hidden Well

1 A goodly pearl lies hidden well,
The place no worldly mind can tell,
But to the seeker of the Lord
It is revealed within His word.

2 This goodly pearl, of beauty rare,
Excels by far all jewels fair;
It spreads abroad a luster bright
That fills each heart with great delight.

3 Well him who sold his goods to buy
This goodly pearl of value high,
A wealth of mercy, grace, and love
Is given him from heav'n above.

4 This goodly pearl protects the heart
And sets it from the world apart;
Where'er its light shines bright and clear,
All sin and shame must disappear.

5 Tho' clouds obscure the sun of day
And gloom of night falls on the way,
This goodly pearl shall ever shine,
And lead him by its light divine.

6 The owner, watched by heav'n above,
An object of its grace and love,
Some day receives a call to come
And praise this pearl with saints at home.

Text Information
First Line: A goodly pearl lies hidden well
Title: A Goodly Pearl Lies Hidden Well
Author: P. C. Paulsen
Meter: L. M.
Language: English
Publication Date: 1927
Topic: Spiritual Songs: Jesus Christ
Tune Information
Name: [A goodly pearl lies hidden well]
Meter: L. M.
Key: A Major



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