Hymnal: The Christian Psalmist
Compiler: Silas W Leonard and A D Fillmore
Publisher/Printer: S W Leonard
First Line: The pearl that worldlings covet
Topic: <no topic given>
Writer: <no first name given> <no last name given>
Meter: 7s 6s and 8s
Tune: Sun of Righteousness
Hymn Number: <no hymn number given>
Page Number: 137, click to see hymnal pages
THE pearl that worldlings covet,
Is not the pearl for me;
Its beauty fades as quickly,
As sunshine on the sea.
But there's a pearl sought by the wise,
It's called the pearl of greatest price,
Though few its value see,
O that's the pearl for me!
The crown that decks the monarch,
Is not the crown for me;
It dazzles but a moment,
Its brightness soon will flee:
But there's a crown prepar'd above,
For all who walk in humble love,
Forever bright 't will be-
O that's the crown for me!
The road that many travel,
Is not the road for me,
It leads to death and sorrow,
And endless misery:
But there's a road that leads to God,
It's marked by Christ's most precious blood;
The passage here is free-
O that's the road for me!
The hope that sinners cherish,
Is not the hope for me:
Most surely will they perish,
Unless from sin set free.
But there's the hope which rests in God,
And leads the souls to keep his word,
And sinful pleasures flee-
O that's the hope for me!