431. Jesus, Priceless Treasure

1 Jesus, priceless treasure,
source of purest pleasure,
truest friend to me:
Ah, how long I've panted,
and my heart has fainted,
thirsting, Lord, for thee!
Thine I am, O spotless Lamb;
I will suffer nought to hide thee,
nought I ask beside thee.

2 In thine arms I rest me;
foes who would molest me
cannot reach me here.
Though the earth be shaking,
every heart be quaking,
Jesus calms my fear.
Sin and hell in conflict fell
with their bitter storms assail me,
Jesus will not fail me.

3 Hence, all fears and sadness,
for the Lord of gladness,
Jesus, enters in.
Those who love the Father,
though the storms may gather,
still have peace within.
Yea, whate'er I here must bear,
still in thee lies purest pleasure,
Jesus, priceless treasure!

Text Information
First Line: Jesus, priceless treasure
Title: Jesus, Priceless Treasure
Translator: Catherine Winkworth, 1827-1878 (alt.)
Author: Johann Franck, 1618-1677
Language: English
Publication Date: 2003
Scripture: ; ; ; ; ; ;
Copyright: Public Domain
Tune Information
Composer: Johann Crüger, 1598-1662
Harmonizer: J.S. Bach, 1685-1750
Key: c minor
Copyright: Public Domain

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