1 Why labor for treasures that rust and decay,
That sparkle a moment, then vanish away?
Go rather to Jesus, with earnest desire,
And buy of him "gold that is tried in the fire;"
Salvation's a treasure of value untold;
Be wise to obtain it, for this is PURE GOLD.
2 Each promise contain'd in the Book he has giv'n,
Directing the soul in its pathway to heav'n,
Is priceless, eternal, unbounded, and free,
More precious than diamonds, or gems of the sea;
God's word is a treasure of value untold;
O fail not to gain it, for this is PURE GOLD.
3 The gift of the Spirit, which all may receive
The rapture of pardon to all who believe
An answer to pray'r when the heart is oppress'd
The hope of a crown, and a mansion of rest
All these are bright treasures of value untold;
Make haste to secure them for they are PURE GOLD.
Pseudonymns: A.V., Mrs. A. E. Andrews, Mrs. E. A. Andrews, Mrs. E. L. Andrews, James L. Black, Henrietta E. Blair, Charles Bruce, Robert Bruce, Leah Carlton, Eleanor Craddock, Lyman G. Cuyler, D.H.W., Ella Dare, Ellen Dare, Mrs. Ellen Douglass, Lizzie Edwards. Miss Grace Elliot, Grace J. Frances, Victoria Frances, Jennie Garnett, Frank Gould, H. D. K., Frances Hope, Annie L. James, Martha J. Lankton [Langton], Grace Lindsey, Maud Marion, Sallie Martin, Wilson Meade, Alice Monteith, Martha C. Oliver, Mrs. N. D. Plume, Kate Smiley, Sallie Smith, J. L. Sterling, John Sterling, Julia Sterling, Anna C. Storey, Victoria Stuart, Ida Scott Taylor, Mary R. Tilden, Mrs. J. B. Thresher, Hope Tryaway, Grace Tureman, Carrie M. Wilson, W.H.D.
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