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The worth of truth no tongue can tell

The worth of truth no tongue can tell

Tune: BEAUFORT (Everett)
Published in 34 hymnals

Representative Text

1 The worth of truth no tongue can tell,
'Twill do to buy and not to sell;
A large estate that soul has got,
Who buys the truth and sells it not.

2 Truth, like a diamond shines most far,
More rich than pearls and rubies are--
More worth than gold and silver coin,
O! may it always in us shine.

3 'Tis truth that binds and truth makes free,
And sets the soul at liberty,
From sin and Satan's heavy chain,
And then within the heart doth reign.

4 They have a freedom then indeed,
That doth all freedom else exceed--
Freedom from guilt, freedom from woe,
And never more shall bondage know.

5 O happy they who in their youth,
Are brought to know and love the truth;
For none but they whom truth makes free,
E'er can enjoy true liberty.

6 Truth like a girdle let us wear,
And always keep it clean and fair;
And never let it once be told,
The truth by us was ever sold.

Divine Hymns, or Spiritual Songs: for the use of religious assemblies and private Christians 1800

Text Information

First Line: The worth of truth no tongue can tell
Language: English
Copyright: Public Domain

Timeline

Instances

Instances (1 - 34 of 34)
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A Choice Selection of Psalms, Hymns and Spiritual Songs for the use of Christians #701

A Collection of Hymns and Sacred Songs. 19th ed. #d429

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A Collection of Spiritual Hymns #78

A New and Choice Selection of Psalms and Hymns and Spiritual Songs #d149

A Prayer Meeting and Revival Hymn Book . 27th ed. #d465

Bible School Echoes, and Sacred Hymns #d163

Christian Psalms and Hymns to Aid in Public and Private Devotion #d893

Conference Hymns, Selected and Original. 3rd ed. #d118

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Divine Hymns, or Spiritual Songs #83

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Divine Hymns, or Spiritual Songs #LXXXIII

Divine Hymns, or Spiritual Songs #d148

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Divine Hymns, or Spiritual Songs #40

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Hymns and Spiritual Songs, Original and Selected, for the Use of Christians. (5th ed.) #S41

Hymns of Zion #d202

The Bible Harp #d259

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The Brethren Hymnal #103

The Christian Hymn Book #d609

The Christian Hymn Book (Ohio Auglaize Christian Conference) #d245

The Christian Hymn Book. 7th ed. #d611

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The Christian Psalmist #S58

The Church Hymn Book #d962

The Good Old Songs #d525

The Good Old Songs #d525

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The Harp #212

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The Harp. 2nd ed. #a212

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The Harp #180

The Old School Hymnal No. 7. Rev. #d264

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