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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.

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



The Cyber Hymnal #10656
  • PDF (PDF)
  • Noteworthy Composer Score (NWC)