A goodly pearl lies hidden well

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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 fill 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 Though 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.

Source: Hymnal for Church and Home (2nd ed.) #270

Author: P. C. Paulsen

Paul Christian Paulsen was born on March 26, 1881, in Alstrup, Jutland, Denmark. He emigrated to America in 1904, was ordained in 1911, and served as a Lutheran pastor in Minnesota, Wisconsin, Illinois, California, and Alberta, Canada. He died on July 26, 1948. NN, Hymnary Go to person page >

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