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I Find Thee So Precious

O what are the pleasures that silver can buy

Author: James M. Gray
Tune: [O what are the pleasures that silver can buy?]
Published in 10 hymnals

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1 O what are the pleasures that silver can buy?
They come and they go, but cannot satisfy;
But praised be the Savior! I cease not to cry,
I find Thee so precious, my Savior!

Chorus:
O sweeter and sweeter, as day follows day,
As the gold of the morning breaks forth through the gray;
As I lift up my soul, as I praise and I pray,
I find Thee more precious, my Savior!

2 I care not if all the proud world turn away,
The plaudits of men only last for a day;
Their frowns do not frighten, or cause me dismay,
I find Thee so precious, my Savior! [Chorus]

3 As well in the cottage as under the dome,
Beside my own cot, or wherever I roam;
The honey from Heaven still drips from the comb;
I find Thee so precious, my Savior! [Chorus]

Source: Tabernacle Hymns Number Four: a choice collection of hymns and songs for every religious use #60

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 >

Text Information

First Line: O what are the pleasures that silver can buy
Title: I Find Thee So Precious
Author: James M. Gray
Refrain First Line: O, sweeter and sweeter, as day follows day
Copyright: Public Domain

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The Cyber Hymnal #2788
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