There is wisdom that gold cannot buy

There is wisdom that gold cannot buy

Author: James M. Gray
Tune: [There is wisdom that gold cannot buy]
Published in 4 hymnals

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1 There is wisdom that gold cannot buy,
Nor may silver be weighed for its price;
Nor will onyx and ruby, or crystal and pearl,
Precious jewels or coral suffice.

Where shall wisdom be found?
And the place of understanding, who can know?
Behold! the fear of the Lord, that is wisdom,
And to depart from evil is understanding.

2 Thro’ the land of the living we search,
And we sound in the depths of the sea;
But the breadth and the depth ne’er respond to our quest,
Where the secret of wisdom may be. [Refrain]

3 And we ask of the birds of the air,
Of the wind, and the lightning on high;
But the rumor and fame and the mention thereof,
Only flash from the clouds of the sky. [Refrain]

4 In the fear of the Lord it is found,
In departing from evil and sin;
In receiving the Saviour, the Wisdom of God,
Doth the way into wisdom begin. [Refrain]

Source: The Voice of Thanksgiving No. 2 #64

Author: James M. Gray

Born: May 11, 1851, New York City. Died: September 21, 1935, Passavant Hospital, Chicago, Illinois. Buried: Woodlawn Cemetery, New York City. Gray accepted Christ at age 22. He was educated at Bates College, Lewiston, Maine (Doctor of Divinity), and the University of Des Moines, Iowa (Doctor of Laws). In 1879 he became Rector of the First Reformed Episcopal Church in Boston, Massachusetts, where he served 14 years. He then became dean (1904-25) and president (1925-34) of the Moody Bible Institute, Chicago, Illinois, and directed publication of four editions (1921-28) of the Voice of Thanksgiving, official hymnal of the Institute. A conservative theologian, Gray was one of seven editors of the popular Scofield Reference Bible. He was… Go to person page >

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First Line: There is wisdom that gold cannot buy
Author: James M. Gray
Refrain First Line: Where shall wisdom be found



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