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Hymn: Though poor my condition and low my degree (FL)

Hymnal: The Christian Psalmist

Date: 1850

Compiler: Silas W Leonard and A D Fillmore

Publisher/Printer: S W Leonard

First Line: Though poor my condition and low my degree

Topic: <no topic given>

Writer: William Hunter


Meter: PM


Hymn Number: 151

Page Number: 179, click to see hymnal pages


THOUGH poor my condition, and low my degree,

Great joys in the land of the living I see;

One pearl of great price is the whole of my store,

I with this have enough, for I need nothing more:

I found it when sought for with sorrow and toil,

And joyed when I found it as finding great spoil,

Since then I have worn it quite near to my heart,

And till death with my treasure I never will part.

The world may despise me, with poverty prest;

They know not the treasure I bear in my breast-

The earnest of riches kept for me in heaven,

Soon the world for this pearl would be cheerfully given;

With this in my bosom still onward I press,

To sum up my labor and finish my race;

This token will pass me through heaven's high door,

And possessing it there I shall need nothing more.