Scripture Verse

I counsel Thee to buy of Me gold tried in the fire, that thou mayest be rich; and white raiment, that thou mayest be clothed, and that the shame of Thy nakedness do not appear; and anoint Thine eyes with eye salve, that thou mayest see. Revelation 3:18

Introduction

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Charles Wesley
(1707–1788)

Words: Charles We­sley, Short Hymns (Bris­tol, Eng­land: E. Far­ley, 1762), Vol­ume 2, num­ber 844.

Music: Me­ri­bah Lo­well Ma­son, 1839 (🔊 pdf nwc).

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Lowell Mason
(1792–1872)

Lyrics

Gladly I take Thy love’s advice,
While without money, without price,
I come Thy grace to buy,
Faith as the golden bullion pure,
Which can the fiery test endure,
And all my wants supply.

I come to buy that richest dress,
The saints’ unspotted holiness,
The covering from above;
To swallow up my sinful shame,
Whate’er I have, whate’er I am,
In purity of love.

All things that I may clearly see,
The Spirit which proceeds from Thee,
The unction I implore:
O might I now the blessing gain,
The sight of Thee my Lord obtain,
And never lose it more.

Jesus, Thy promised Spir’t impart,
To cure the blindness of my heart,
Mine unbelief to chase,
That I Thine open face may see,
And spend a blest eternity
In ecstasies of praise.