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667. Jesus, Priceless Treasure

1 Jesus, priceless treasure,
source of purest pleasure,
truest friend to me;
long my heart hath panted,
till it well-nigh fainted,
thirsting after thee.
Thine I am, O spotless Lamb,
I will suffer naught to hide thee,
ask for naught 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,
God dispels our fear;
sin and hell in conflict fell
with their heaviest storms assail us:
Jesus will not fail us.

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;
yea, whate'er we 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 (1650)
Translator: Catherine Winkworth (1863)
Publication Date: 1996
Meter: 6 6 5 6 6 5 7 8 6
Topic: The Church in the World: Commitment: Trust; Assurance; Calmness and Serenity (27 more...)
Language: English
Tune Information
Name: JESU, MEINE FREUDE
Harmonizer: Johann Sebastian Bach (1723)
Composer: Johann Crüger (1653)
Meter: 6 6 5 6 6 5 7 8 6
Key: c minor



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