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I am bought not with riches, Neither silver nor gold

I am bought not with riches, Neither silver nor gold

Author: Baylus Benjamin McKinney
Tune: [I am bought not with riches]
Published in 2 hymnals

Audio files: MIDI

Representative Text

1 I am bought not with riches,
Neither silver nor gold;
But Christ hath redeemed me,
I am safe in His fold;
In the Book of His kingdom,
With its pages so fair,
Through Jesus my Saviour,
My name's written there.

My name's written there,
On the page white and fair;
In the Book of God's kingdom,
My name's written there.

2 My sins, they were many,
Like the sands of the sea,
But the blood of my Saviour
Is sufficient for me;
For His promise is written,
In bright letters that glow,
"Though your sins be as scarlet,
I will make them like snow." [Refrain]

3 Oh! that beautiful city,
With its mansions of light,
With its glorified beings,
In pure garments of white;
Where no evil thing cometh
To despoil what is fair;
Where the angels are watching,
My name's written there. [Refrain]

Source: Inspiring Hymns #159

Author: Baylus Benjamin McKinney

Pseudonyms-- Martha Annis (his mother’s maiden name was Martha Annis Heflin) Otto Nellen Gene Routh (his wife’s maiden name was Leila Irene Routh) ----- Son of James Calvin McKinney and Martha Annis Heflin McKinney, B . B. attended Mount Lebanon Academy, Louisiana; Louisiana College, Pineville, Louisiana; the Southwestern Baptist Seminary in Fort Worth, Texas; the Siegel-Myers Correspondence School of Music, Chicago, Illinois (BM.1922); and the Bush Conservatory of Music, Chicago. Oklahoma Baptist University awarded him an honorary MusD degree in 1942. McKinney served as music editor at the Robert H. Coleman company in Dallas, Texas (1918–35). In 1919, after several months in the army, McKinney returned to Fort Wor… Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: I am bought not with riches, Neither silver nor gold
Author: Baylus Benjamin McKinney
Refrain First Line: My name's written there, on the page white and fair



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Inspiring Hymns #159

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The Broadman Hymnal #337

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