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Riches unsearchable, riches divine

Riches unsearchable, riches divine

Author: Eliza E. Hewitt
Tune: [Riches unsearchable, riches divine]
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1 Riches unsearchable, riches divine,
In my dear Savior forever are mine;
When His salvation I fully embrace,
Wonderful fullness of infinite grace.

Riches in Jesus, how happy am I.
Everything needful He’ll fully supply;
Riches unsearchable, riches divine,
Heaven “reserved” for me, Jesus is mine!

2 Fleeting the treasures of silver and gold,
Wealth more enduring in Jesus I hold,
Wealth that for every new want will suffice,
This is my jewel, the “pearl of great price.” [Refrain]

3 Riches of mercy my praises increase,
Love everlasting, “abundance of peace,”
Strength that is given as trials arise,
Rainbows of hope on the dark, stormy skies. [Refrain]

4 Earth’s brightest garners will shortly decay,
Blessed the portion that melts not away;
Meeting my Savior on Eden’s fair shore,
Riches of glory with Him evermore. [Refrain]

Source: Triumphant Songs No.4 #132

Author: Eliza E. Hewitt

Pseudonym: Li­die H. Ed­munds. Eliza Edmunds Hewitt was born in Philadelphia 28 June 1851. She was educated in the public schools and after graduation from high school became a teacher. However, she developed a spinal malady which cut short her career and made her a shut-in for many years. During her convalescence, she studied English literature. She felt a need to be useful to her church and began writing poems for the primary department. she went on to teach Sunday school, take an active part in the Philadelphia Elementary Union and become Superintendent of the primary department of Calvin Presbyterian Church. Dianne Shapiro, from "The Singers and Their Songs: sketches of living gospel hymn writers" by Charles Hutchinson Gabriel (… Go to person page >

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First Line: Riches unsearchable, riches divine
Author: Eliza E. Hewitt
Refrain First Line: Riches in Jesus, how happy am I


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Triumphant Songs No.4 #132

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