Better than gold

Wonderful words of life from the Savior

Author: F. D. Barnes
Tune: [Wonderful words of life from the Savior]
Published in 2 hymnals

Representative Text

1 Wonderful words of life from the Saviour,
Come, weary wand'rer, far from his fold;
Promises great and love without measure,
His word unto thee is better than gold.

Chorus:
Wanderer, far upon the mountain,
Far from the tender Shepherd's fold;Come unto Jesus, come to life's fountain,
His word unto thee is better than gold.

2 Better than gold and all earthly treasure,
Riches of grace he offers to thee;
Come unto him and you shall find favor,
When heaven and earth are passing away. [Chorus]

3 Come, yet that labor, come, heavy laden,
Come and find sweet rest unto your soul,
Then unto you there soon shall be given
An entrance into the city of gold. [Chorus]

Source: The Golden Sheaf: a collection of choice hymns and songs especially designed for Sunday schools, loyal worker's meetings, prayer and social services (Enl. ed.) #49

Author: F. D. Barnes

Barnes, Franklin D. (Barre, Vermont, 1837--June 5, 1916, Worcester, Massachusetts). When 12, his family moved to Colbrook, Mass. There, in addition to a public school education, he became proficient on the violin. In 1858, he settled in Worcester, Mass. After visiting several different churches, he was baptized in a stream at Lincoln Square in January, 1859, through the ice, after which he walked a half mile with the minister before they could change out of their wet clothing. For more than forty years, he served the Advent Christian Church in Worcester as deacon and song-leader. He was superintendent of their Sunday School from 1875 to 1900. In addition to his musical talent, he was also a successful artist. He composed 70 or more hymns… Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: Wonderful words of life from the Savior
Title: Better than gold
Author: F. D. Barnes
Refrain First Line: Wanderer, far upon the mountain

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