Title: Jesus, Priceless Treasure
Composer: Trans. Catherine Winkworth, 1863Johann Cruger, 1653 Harm. Johann Sebastian Bach, 1723
Author: Johann Franck, 1650
Theme: Life in Christ
1. Jesus, priceless treasure, Source of purest pleasure, Truest friend to me; Long my heart hath panted, Till it well-nigh fainted, Thirsting after Thee. Thine I am, O spotless Lamb, I will suffer nought to hide Thee, Ask for nought beside Thee. 2. In Thine arm I rest me; Foes who would oppress me Cannot reach me here. Though the earth be shaking, Every heart be quaking, God dispels our fear; Sin and hell in conflict fell With their heaviest storms assail us: Jesus will not fail us. 3. Hence, all thoughts of 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 we here must bear, Still in Thee lies purest pleasure, Jesus, priceless treasure!