1 While your face is t’ward that city with its wealth of jasper walls,
Where the pearly gates are open wide to stay;
Still remember there are diamonds scattered all along life's road,
There are many, many pearls by the way.
There are many, many pearls by the way,
You may find them if you watch as well as pray,
Heaven's wealth is lying scattered all along life's dusty road,
Gather up some precious pearls by the way.
2 Would you have your crown to sparkle like the stars that shine at night?
Brighter than our golden sun which shines today?
Do not wait to get to heaven to select your jewels there,
But keep looking for life's pearls by the way. [Refrain]
3 Every crown of earth will perish, every gem return to dust,
There is written over all the word “decay”;
Not a thing, however precious, can you take to yonder shore,
But the pearls that you may find by the way. [Refrain]
4 Every little act of kindness, every loving, noble deed,
Every word that for the Master you may say,
Every soul that you may garner for the harvest of our God,
Are the pearls that you may find by the way. [Refrain]
Source: Hymns of the Kingdom: for use in religious meetings #22