Hymnary Friends,

We don't often ask for money.

But, before you hit the "close" button on this box, please consider a donation to keep Hymnary.org going.

You are one of more than half a million people who come here every month: worship leaders, hymnologists, hymn lovers and many more. Here at Hymnary.org, you have free access to the most complete database of North American hymnody on the planet. But this project does not come without a cost, and we have limited sources of revenue.

So if you benefit from Hymnary.org, would you please consider a donation today? Even small amounts help, and they also let us know you're behind us and support what we do.

You can make your tax-deductible contribution by sending a check to Hymnary.org at 3201 Burton SE, Grand Rapids, MI 49546, or you can click the Donate button below to be taken to a secure site.

On behalf of the entire Hymnary.org team,
Harry Plantinga

Riches of earth I may not see

Riches of earth I may not see

Author: E. S. Lorenz
Tune: [Riches of earth I may not see]
Published in 22 hymnals

Printable scores: PDF, Noteworthy Composer
Audio files: MIDI

Full Text

1 Riches of earth I may not see,
God may prevent;
Riches of grace are offered me,
I am content.
Wealth of the world must fade and fail,
Earthly delights grow tasteless, stale,
I have the wealth that must avail—
Riches of grace.

Refrain:
Riches of grace forever endure;
Riches of grace my safety assure;
Riches of grace are fadeless and pure;
Riches of grace, riches of grace.

2 I may not win fair honor’s crown,
God may prevent;
Heavenly honors are my own,
I am content;
Children of God and heirs of grace,
Walking in light before His face,
Resting in peace in His embrace—
Riches of grace. [Refrain]

3 Earth will not bring me hours of peace,
Sin will prevent;
I have a peace that cannot cease,
God hath it sent.
Sweetly the hours of life glide by,
Harmless its trials past me fly,
Strong in His grace I all defy—
Riches of grace. [Refrain]

Source: The Cyber Hymnal #10656

Author: E. S. Lorenz

Pseudonymns: John D. Cresswell, L. S. Edwards, E. D. Mund,… Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: Riches of earth I may not see
Author: E. S. Lorenz
Refrain First Line: Riches of grace forever endure

Timeline

Media

The Cyber Hymnal #10656
  • PDF (PDF)
  • Noteworthy Composer Score (NWC)
Suggestions or corrections? Contact us



Advertisements