696. I've Found the Pearl of Greatest Price!

1 I've found the pearl of greatest price!
My heart doth sing for joy;
and sing I must, for Christ is mine!
Christ shall my song employ.

Refrain:
I've found the pearl of greatest price!
My heart doth sing for joy;
and sing I must, for Christ is mine!
Christ shall my song employ.

2 Christ is my Prophet, Priest, and King;
My Prophet full of light,
my great High Priest before the throne,
my King of heav'nly might. [Refrain]

3 For he indeed is Lord of lords,
and he the King of kings;
he is the Sun of Righteousness,
with healing in his wings. [Refrain]

4 Christ is my peace; he died for me,
for me he shed his blood;
and as my wondrous sacrifice,
offered himself to God. [Refrain]

5 Christ Jesus is my all in all,
my comfort and my love;
my life below, and he shall be
my joy and crown above. [Refrain]

Text Information
First Line: I've found the pearl of greatest price!
Title: I've Found the Pearl of Greatest Price!
Author: John Mason (1643; alt.)
Publication Date: 1990
Meter: C.M.D.
Scripture: Matthew 13:45-46
Topic: The Christian Life: Peace and Joy; Beauty of Christ of God; Christ: Praise of
Language: English
Refrain First Line: I've found the pearl of greatest price!
Tune Information
Name: JERUSALEM (Purday)
Composer: Charles H. Purday, 1799-1885
Meter: C.M.D.
Key: F Major


Text Information:

A user writes: The hymn dates from 1683. This hymn is #261 in "The New Christian Hymnal" (published 1929) by Rev. H.J. Kuiper (which was used as basis for the PSH).


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