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Hymn: The pearl that worldlings covet (FL)

Hymnal: The Christian Psalmist

Date: 1850

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!