Scripture Verse

Riches and honor are with me; yea, durable riches and righteousness. Proverbs 8:18

Introduction

Words: Adel Mac­Don­ald, in Heart Songs, ed­it­ed by Fred­er­ick Fill­more (Cin­cin­na­ti, Ohio: Fill­more Bro­thers, 1893), page 45.

Music: Gam­bia (Fill­more) Fred­er­ick A. Fill­more, 1893 (🔊 pdf nwc) (re­peats last line of each verse).

If you know where to get a good pho­to of Mac­Don­ald (head-and-shoul­ders, at least 200×300 pix­els), would you ?

portrait
Frederick A. Fillmore
(1856–1925)

Lyrics

Not all the treasures of the earth,
Can vie for beauty or for worth,
With those who in God’s Word abound,
For there the richest gems are found.

No costly vesture do I crave,
No princely jewels would I have,
But robed with Thy humility,
O Savior, I would ever be.

The crowns of earth, oh, do not bring,
Tho’ won by proudest prince or king,
For, in a land more bright and fair,
There is the crown I long to wear.

Tho’ but a wanderer I roam,
Not here I seek my rest or home,
For I’ve a portion with the blest,
And only there shall be my rest.