The birds have their nests, the blessed Master said

The birds have their nests, the blessed Master said

Author: C. Austin Miles
Tune: [The birds have their nests]
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1 “The birds have their nests,” the blessed Master said,
“The Son of Man has not the where to lay His head;
How rich then am I in Him who will provide,
Whose show’rs of blessing daily on my soul are shed.

All things are mine, I have riches untold,
The cattle on a thousand hills, the silver and the gold;
He who is my Elder Brother
Owns it all, and not another,
Thro’ whom I’ve riches in glory.

2 Tho’ wealth I have none, I’m rich beyond compare,
For He who holds the planets in His mighty hand
Has called me His son and for my ev’ry need
Now holds the wealth of all the world at His command. [Refrain]

3 Then take all from me of earthly wealth or fame,
You cannot take my share in His atoning blood,
And out of the depths of poverty and woe,
My soul shall know the riches of a son of God. [Refrain]

Source: Gospel Gems Number 1 : One Hundred Eighty Sacred Selections for Religious Meetings #33

Author: C. Austin Miles

Charles Austin Miles USA 1868-1946. Born at Lakehurst, NJ, he attended the Philadelphia College of Pharmacy and the University of PA. He became a pharmacist. He married Bertha H Haagen, and they had two sons: Charles and Russell. In 1892 he abandoned his pharmacy career and began writing gospel songs. At first he furnished compositions to the Hall-Mack Publishing Company, but soon became editor and manager, where he worked for 37 years. He felt he was serving God better in the gospel song writing business, than as a pharmacist. He published the following song books: “New songs of the gospel” (1900), “The service of praise” (1900), “The voice of praise” (1904), “The tribute of song” (1904), “New songs of the gospel… Go to person page >

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First Line: The birds have their nests, the blessed Master said
Author: C. Austin Miles
Refrain First Line: All things are mine, I have riches untold
Copyright: Public Domain


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