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Nor silver nor gold hath obtained my redemption

Nor silver nor gold hath obtained my redemption

Author: James M. Gray
Tune: [Nor silver nor gold hath obtained my redemption]
Published in 53 hymnals

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1 Nor silver nor gold hath obtained my redemption,
Nor riches of earth could have saved my poor soul;
The blood of the cross is my only foundation,
The death of my Savior now maketh me whole.

Chorus:
I am redeemed, but not with silver;
I am bought, but not with gold;
Bought with a price--the blood of Jesus,
Precious price of love untold.

2 Nor silver nor gold hath obtained my redemption,
The guilt on my conscience too heavy had grown;
The blood of the cross is my only foundation,
The death of my Savior could only atone. (Chorus)

3 Nor silver nor gold hath obtained my redemption,
The holy commandment forbade me draw near;
The blood of the cross is my only foundation,
The death of my Savior removeth my fear. (Chorus)

4 Nor silver nor gold hath obtained my redemption,
The way into heaven could not thus be bought;
The blood of the cross is my only foundation,
The death of my Savior redemption hath wrought. (Chorus)


Source: Hymns of Faith #263

Author: James M. Gray

Born: May 11, 1851, New York City. Died: September 21, 1935, Passavant Hospital, Chicago, Illinois. Buried: Woodlawn Cemetery, New York City. Gray accepted Christ at age 22. He was educated at Bates College, Lewiston, Maine (Doctor of Divinity), and the University of Des Moines, Iowa (Doctor of Laws). In 1879 he became Rector of the First Reformed Episcopal Church in Boston, Massachusetts, where he served 14 years. He then became dean (1904-25) and president (1925-34) of the Moody Bible Institute, Chicago, Illinois, and directed publication of four editions (1921-28) of the Voice of Thanksgiving, official hymnal of the Institute. A conservative theologian, Gray was one of seven editors of the popular Scofield Reference Bible. He was… Go to person page >

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First Line: Nor silver nor gold hath obtained my redemption
Author: James M. Gray
Language: English
Refrain First Line: I am redeemed but not with silver
Copyright: Public Domain

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The Cyber Hymnal #4590
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Instances (1 - 4 of 4)Text InfoTune InfoTextScoreFlexScoreAudioPage Scan
Hymns of Faith #263TextPage Scan
Small Church Music #2409Audio
Soul-stirring Songs & Hymns (Rev. ed.) #225
The Cyber Hymnal #4590TextScoreAudio
Include 49 pre-1979 instances
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