Scripture Verse

He is precious. 1 Peter 2:7

Introduction

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James M. Gray
(1851–1935)

Words: James M. Gray, Hymns, Psalms and Gos­pel Songs (Chi­ca­go, Il­li­nois: Wi­no­na Pub­lish­ing, 1904), num­ber 372.

Music: James Mc­Gra­na­han (🔊 pdf nwc).

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James McGranahan
(1840–1907)

Lyrics

O what are the pleasures that silver can buy?
They come and they go, but cannot satisfy;
But praised be the Savior!
I cease not to cry,
I find Thee so precious, my Savior!

Refrain

O sweeter and sweeter, as day follows day,
As the gold of the morning
Breaks forth through the gray;
As I lift up my soul,
As I praise and I pray,
I find Thee more precious, my Savior!

I care not if all the proud world turn away,
The plaudits of men only last for a day;
Their frowns do not frighten,
Or cause me dismay,
I find Thee so precious, my Savior!

Refrain

As well in the cottage as under the dome,
Beside my own cot, or wherever I roam;
The honey from Heaven
Still drips from the comb;
I find Thee so precious, my Savior!

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