The Hidden Treasure

Better far than any pleasure

Author: Johnson Oatman
Tune: [Better far than any pleasure]
Published in 1 hymnal

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1 Better far than any pleasure,
Any joys that earth can yield,
Is to find the hidden treasure
Buried in God’s chosen field.

Refrain:
I have joys that know no measure,
Pleasures boundless, full and free,
For I’ve found the hidden treasure,
And ‘tis more than life to me!

2 Mine forever! none can steal it,—
None can ever take away,
For the Saviour mine did seal it
Safe for me against that day. [Refrain]

3 ‘Tis the seal that I’m forgiven,
On this solid rock I stand,
And I’ll safely enter heaven
With this treasure in my hand. [Refrain]

Source: Exalted Praise: a twentieth century collection of sacred hymns for the church, Sunday school, and devotional meetings #25

Author: Johnson Oatman

Johnson Oatman, Jr., son of Johnson and Rachel Ann Oatman, was born near Medford, N. J., April 21, 1856. His father was an excellent singer, and it always delighted the son to sit by his side and hear him sing the songs of the church. Outside of the usual time spent in the public schools, Mr. Oatman received his education at Herbert's Academy, Princetown, N. J., and the New Jersey Collegiate Institute, Bordentown, N. J. At the age of nineteen he joined the M.E. Church, and a few years later he was granted a license to preach the Gospel, and still later he was regularly ordained by Bishop Merrill. However, Mr. Oatman only serves as a local preacher. For many years he was engaged with his father in the mercantile business at Lumberton… Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: Better far than any pleasure
Title: The Hidden Treasure
Author: Johnson Oatman
Refrain First Line: I have joys that know
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