722. Jesus, Priceless Treasure

1 Jesus, priceless treasure,
source of purest pleasure,
friend to me so true,
how my heart has panted
and my soul has fainted,
thirsting after you.
Yours I am, O spotless Lamb,
I will suffer nought to hide you,
nought I ask beside you.

2 In your arms I rest me,
foes who would molest me
cannot reach me here.
Though the earth be shaking,
ev'ry heart be quaking,
Jesus calms my fear.
Sin and hell in conflict fell
with their bitter storms assail me.
Jesus will not fail me.

3 Hence, all thoughts of sadness
For the Lord of gladness,
Jesus, enters in.
Those who love the Father,
though the storms may gather,
still have peace within;
and, whatever I must bear,
still in you lies purest pleasure,
Jesus, priceless treasure!

Text Information
First Line: Jesus, priceless treasure
Title: Jesus, Priceless Treasure
Original Language: German
Author: Johann Franck (1650)
Translator: Catherine Winkworth (1863, alt.)
Language: English
Publication Date: 1995
Scripture: ; ; ; ; ;
Topic: Trust and Guidance; Christ--Abiding with believers; Christ--All in all (3 more...)
Tune Information
Key: c minor
Source: from Praxis Pietatis by J. Crüger (1653), alt.
Notes: 208 A in 1891 Offices of Worship and Hymns

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