More precious than rubies.@Proverbs 3:15

John I. Wean, in The New Century Carols, edited by A. F. Myers (Dayton, Ohio: The United Brethren Publishing House, 1899), number 1.

La Habra A. F. Myers, 1899 (🔊 pdf nwc).

I’ve found a new mine, its treasures divine,
The Son reveals them to me.
I’ll mine it all day, nor mine it away,
Each hour new treasures I see.

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I’ll sing to His praise, and shouting I’ll raise
And fill all my soul with song!
My mine is pure gold, its wealth is untold,
The wealth of His love so strong.

My mine is the best, its wealth is most blest;
My soul is glowing with joy.
The mine is secure, the treasure is sure,
No power my peace can destroy.

Refrain

In praising each day, and serving alway,
These wondrous riches I find;
He comes with His love and power from above,
And gives the gold I have mined.

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