Down the mines for buried treasure

Author: Frederick A. Jackson
Tune: ECCLESIA (Terry)
Published in 1 hymnal

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1 Down the mines for buried treasure,
See our gallant comrades go,
Down into the lonely darkness,
Seeking lost ones far below.
“Hold the ropes,”
their voice is calling,
“Hold the ropes, the while we bring
Back from the depths
of sin and sorrow,
Gems most precious for our King.”

Hold the ropes, then,
hold them bravely,
Hold them firmly to the end:
O remember, O remember
Precious lives on you depend.

2 Learn how Jesus loves the lost ones,
Down amid the darkness there,
All the gold of all the mountains
Cannot with their worth compare;
Freely of His grace receiving,
Boldly His great cause maintain,
They most blest
who give most nobly,
Other souls for Christ to gain. [Refrain]

3 Work for those, who, in the darkness,
Toil to set the captives free,
You may share in all their labour,
Friend and helper you may be;
Pray for them
with heart grown tender,
You are near them
when you pray,—
O the power divine a prayer brings
To the labourers far away! [Refrain]

Source: Small Church Music #2405

Author: Frederick A. Jackson

Jackson, Frederick Arthur, was born Jan. 28, 1867, at Longford, Warwick. He entered the Baptist ministry in 1888 and since 1901 has been minister at Old Basford, Nottingham. He published a volume of poems in 1902 as Just Beyond. Of the hymns noted here No. l was written for the Christian Endeavour Hymnal 1906, the rest for the Sunday School Hymnary, 1905. 1. Come home, sad heart, come home. The Prodigal. 2. Father, now we thank Thee. For Infants. 3. Fight for the right, boys. Boys' Brigade. 4. Join we all in gladsome singing. For the Sunday School. 5. There is a Book that comes to me. Holy Scripture. 6. Where the flag of Britain flies. National. In the Sunday School Hymnary, 1905, the hymn "If I were a beautiful… Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: Down the mines for buried treasure
Title: Ecclesia
Original Language: English
Author: Frederick A. Jackson
Refrain First Line: Hold the ropes, then
Copyright: Public Domain


Small Church Music #2405
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