Unto you…who believe He is precious.@1 Peter 2:7
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Alfred H. Ackley (1887–1960)

Alfred H. Ackley, 1915 (🔊 pdf nwc).

Ye who the love of a mother have known,
There is a love sweeter far you may own,
Love all sufficient for sin to atone;
Jesus is dearer than all.

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Dearer than all, yes, dearer than all,
He is my king, before Him I fall;
No friend like Jesus my soul can enthrall,
Jesus is dearer, far dearer than all.

Jesus entreats you in Him to confide,
Make Him your constant companion and guide;
He can do more than the whole world beside;
Jesus is dearer than all.

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Heaven with all of its beauty so rare,
With my Redeemer can never compare;
He is the glory transcendent up there;
Jesus is dearer than all.

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