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The pearl of great price

There is a gift of wondrous price

Author: Birdie Bell
Tune: PEKANBARU
Published in 2 hymnals

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Representative Text

1. There is a gift of wondrous price,
God has within His keeping;
But we forget this goodly pearl,
While earthly treasures heaping.

Refrain
Oh, seek this pearl, this precious pearl,
For it can never perish;
The Word of God makes known its worth,
And bids us own and cherish.

2. The gems of earth soon fail to charm,
They satisfy no yearning—
Then let us prize this gift of God,
Its value rare discerning. [Refrain]

3. For having this, the pearl of price,
Its pure delight possessing,
Ours souls enjoy an endless peace,
And God’s eternal blessing. [Refrain]

Source: The Cyber Hymnal #5574

Author: Birdie Bell

C. Louise Bell, also known a Birdie Bell, was born, raised and lived in New York city. She began writing hymns when she was sixteen years old. She is the author of more than 500 hymns, 200 religious poems, and 200 Christmas and Easter lyrics, as well as short stories, and articles. She wrote under the name of Birdie Bell, which is what her family called her. Dianne Shapiro, from "The Singers and Their Songs: sketches of living gospel hymn writers" by Charles Hutchinson Gabriel (Chicago: The Rodeheaver Company, 1916) Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: There is a gift of wondrous price
Title: The pearl of great price
Author: Birdie Bell
Refrain First Line: O, seek this pearl
Copyright: Public Domain

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The Cyber Hymnal #5574
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The Cyber Hymnal #5574

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