1 Let others boast of wealth or power,
And glory in their pride;
Thy word, O God, we value more
Than all the world beside.
2 Here mines of knowledge, love, and joy
Are open to our sight,
The purest gold without alloy,
And gems divinely bright.
3 The counsels of redeeming grace
These sacred leaves unfold,
And here the Saviour's lovely face
Our raptured eyes behold.
4 Here light, descending from above,
Directs our doubtful feet;
Here promises of heavenly love
Our ardent wishes meet.
Source: The Seventh-Day Adventist Hymn and Tune Book: for use in divine worship #181