119. Jesus, Priceless Treasure

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1 Jesus, priceless treasure,
source of purest pleasure,
truest friend to me:
Ah, how long I've panted,
and my heart has fainted,
thirsting, Lord, for Thee!
Thine I am, O spotless Lamb;
I will suffer nought to hide thee,
nought I ask beside thee.

2 In thine arms I rest me;
foes who would molest me
cannot reach me here.
Though the earth be shaking,
every 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 fear and sadness,
for the Lord of gladness,
Jesus, enters in.
Those who love the Father,
though the storms may gather,
still have peace within.
Yea, whate'er I here must bear,
still in thee lies purest pleasure,
Jesus, priceless treasure!

Text Information
First Line: Jesus, priceless treasure
Title: Jesus, Priceless Treasure
Author: Johann Franck (1653)
Translator: Catherine Winkworth (1863, alt.)
Publication Date: 1990
Meter: 6.6.5.6.6.5.7.8.6.
Scripture: Psalm 42:1-2; Psalm 73:25; Psalm 107:29; Matthew 13:44; Mark 4:37-41
Language: English
Tune Information
Name: JESU, MEINE FREUDE
Composer: Johann Crüger (1653)
Harmonizer: J. S. Bach (1723)
Meter: 6.6.5.6.6.5.7.8.6.
Key: c minor



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