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Search the scriptures

Would you precious treasure gain

Author: Priscilla J. Owens
Tune: [Would you precious treasure gain]
Published in 2 hymnals

Printable scores: PDF, Noteworthy Composer
Audio files: MIDI

Representative Text

1 Would you precious treasure gain?
Would you endless life obtain?
Search the Scriptures, for the truth is written there;
Let thy heart take earnest heed,
Let your faith each promise plead,
God will teach the souls that read His word with care.

Refrain:
Holy Bible, God hath spoken,
Let His Word direct my way;
Holy Bible, wondrous token,
I believe thee, I receive thee and obey.

2 Would you lead young souls today
In the safe and narrow way?
Take the sacred message given from on high;
For the word of truth and grace
Is a light in every place,
That will teach us how to live and how to die. [Refrain]

3 Till the day-star from above
Fill your heart with light and love
May the music of the Gospel onward roll;
Till the shadows are withdrawn,
And the light from Heaven dawn,
And the splendor flood the earth from pole to pole. [Refrain]

Source: The Cyber Hymnal #8030

Author: Priscilla J. Owens

Owens, Priscilla Jane, was born July 21, 1829, of Scotch and Welsh descent, and is now (1906) resident at Baltimore, where she is engaged in public-school work. For 50 years Miss Owen has interested herself in Sunday-school work, and most of her hymns were written for children's services. Her hymn in the Scotch Church Hymnary, 1898, "We have heard a joyful sound" (Missions), was written for a Sunday-school Mission Anniversary, and the words were adapted to the chorus "Vive le Roi" in the opera The Huguenots. [Rev. James Bonar, M.A.] --John Julian, Dictionary of Hymnology, Appendix II (1907)… Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: Would you precious treasure gain
Title: Search the scriptures
Author: Priscilla J. Owens
Refrain First Line: Holy Bible, God hath spoken

Media

The Cyber Hymnal #8030
  • PDF (PDF)
  • Noteworthy Composer Score (NWC)

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The Cyber Hymnal #8030

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