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Humility of Heart

Representative Text

1 There is a grace few mortals find,
A star all heaven loves to see;
It is a meek and lowly mind,
The gem of pure humility.

No ornament on earth so rare,
No jewel in all heaven’s mart,
Can beautify a soul so fair
As deep humility of heart.

2 O God, hath e’er Thy balance weighed
A jewel of such priceless worth
As that pure life all humbly laid
Before the blessed Lord of earth? [Refrain]

3 Within my hidden man, dear Lord,
That glorious ornament bestow,
The sweetest gift in all Thy Word—
O Father, keep me meek and low. [Refrain]

4 All earthly crowns shall turn to mold,
All glitt’ring pride and vanity;
But meekness decks the soul with gold
That shines through all eternity. [Refrain]

Author: D. S. Warner

Warner, Daniel Sidney. (near Marshallville, Wayne County, Ohio, 1842--1895). Church of God. Reared on an Ohio farm. During the Civil War, he substituted for a brother. Later he taught school. He attended Oberlin College briefly in 1865. By 1867 he was licensed to preach by the Western Ohio Eldership of the Church of God (Winebrennerian). His experience in preaching was gained on circuits in Nebraska and Ohio. In 1874 he was in trouble with the Eldership for preaching entire sanctification. Soon he joined the Indiana Eldership. In 1881 he was in trouble with this Eldership over sectism. Warner was an associate editor of the Herals of Gospel Freedom in 1878. this paper was merged with the Pilgrim about 1881, and the new paper was called th… Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: There is a grace few mortals find
Title: Humility of Heart
Author: D. S. Warner
Meter: D
Language: English


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Timeless Truths #1036

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