Ich rate dir, daß du Gold von mir kaufest, das mit Feuer durchläutert ist, daß du reich werdest. (Offb. 3, 18)
I counsel thee to buy of me gold tried in the fire, that thou mayest be rich.
1) 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.
2) 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.
3) 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.
Words: Frances Jane Crosby (1820-1915)
Music: 1871, AARHUS, by Robert Lowry (1826-1899)
Source: Pure Gold (New York: Biglow & Main, 1871), page 6.
Weblinks und Verweise
Frances Jane Crosby bei The Cyber Hymnal
Robert Lowry bei The Cyber Hymnal