Scripture Verse

Lay not up for yourselves treasures upon earth, where moth and rust doth corrupt, and where thieves break through and steal: But lay up for yourselves treasures in heaven, where neither moth nor rust doth corrupt, and where thieves do not break through nor steal: For where your treasure is, there will your heart be also. Matthew 6:19–21

Introduction

Words & Mu­sic: Charles P. Jones, in Cream of Song, ed­it­ed by Le­an­der L. Pick­ett & O. Burke Cul­pep­per (Lou­is­ville, Ken­tuc­ky: Pick­ett Pub­lish­ing, 1906) (🔊 pdf nwc).

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Charles P. Jones
(1865–1949)

Lyrics

There’s nothing so precious as Jesus to me;
Let earth with its treasures be gone;
I’m rich as can be when my Savior I see;
I’m happy in Jesus alone.

Refrain

I’m happy with Jesus alone,
I’m happy with Jesus alone;
Tho’ poor and deserted, thank God, I can say,
I’m happy in Jesus alone.

When sinful and doomed to a life of despair,
No light on my pathway to shine,
’Twas Jesus who found me and made me an heir
To mansions of glory divine.

Refrain

When nothing but death for my ransom could pay,
And make me accepted with God,
’Twas Jesus who freely Himself made a prey
And ransomed my soul with His blood.

Refrain