Scripture Verse

Buy of Me gold tried in the fire. Revelation 3:18


Robert Lowry (1826–1899)

Words: Fan­ny Cros­by, in Pure Gold (New York: Big­low & Main, 1871), page 6.

Music: Aar­hus Ro­bert Low­ry, 1871 (🔊 pdf nwc).

Fanny Crosby (1820–1915)


Why labor for trea­sures that rust and de­cay,
That spark­le a moment, then van­ish away?
Go ra­ther to Je­sus, with ear­nest desire,
And buy of Him gold that is tried in the fire;
Salvation’s a trea­sure of value un­told;
Be wise to ob­tain it, for this is pure gold.

Each pro­mise con­tained in the Book He has giv’n,
Directing the soul in its path­way to Heav’n,
Is price­less, eter­nal, un­bound­ed and free,
More pre­cious than dia­monds, or gems of the sea;
God’s word is a trea­sure of value un­told;
O fail not to gain it, for this is pure gold.

The gift of the Spir­it, that all may re­ceive—
The rap­ture of par­don to all who be­lieve—
An an­swer to pray­er when the heart is op­pressed—
The hope of a crown, and a man­sion of rest—
All these are bright trea­sures of va­lue un­told;
Make haste to se­cure them, for they are pure gold.