O Christ, Thou art my treasure

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1 O Christ, thou art my treasure!
To work with thee is pleasure
'Tis joy beyond all measure
To win lost souls to thee.

By and by we will rest with thee in heaven,
When from our earth-toil riven
And to thee will eternal praise be given,
O Jesus, King of Kings!

2 O may I ne'er grow weary
Tho' rough the way and dreary,
The end I know is cheery
'Tis joy forevermore. [Chorus]

3 Tho' tempest-tossed and driven,
We soon shall reach the haven,
And there is rest in heaven
Sweet rest forevermore. [Chorus]

Source: Joy to the World: or, sacred songs for gospel meetings #124

Author: J. B. Atchinson

Atchinson, Jonathan Bush, born at Wilson, New York, Feb. 17, 1840, and "licensed as a Methodist Preacher," Sept. 6, 1874. Of his hymns the following are the best known:— 1. Behold the stone is rolled away. [Easter.] This was Mr. Atchinson's first hymn. It appeared in the Sunday School Times, Dec. 1874. It is not in use in Great Britain. 2. Fully persuaded, Lord, I believe. [Faith.] Written in 1874 or 1875, and first published in Gospel Hymns, No. 1. It is given in I. D. Sankey's Sacred Songs & Solos, No. 149, with music by W. F. Sherwin. 3. I have read of a beautiful city. [Heaven.] Written about the same time as the former, and published in Gospel Hymns. It is given in I. D. Sankey's Sacred Songs & Solos, No. 4… Go to person page >

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First Line: O Christ, Thou art my treasure
Author: J. B. Atchinson
Refrain First Line: By and by we will rest with thee
Copyright: Public Domain


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