Nursery Rhymes

Pearl of Great Price

Pearl of Great Price Lyrics and Music

The beautiful words and lyrics of the revered hymn begin with "There is a gift of wondrous price, God has within His keeping" as the first line of the hymn. The words and lyrics of the "Pearl of Great Price" hymn were written by its American author Birdie Bell. The author of the hymn, Birdie Bell, was born on early 1800's and died on late 1800's. The blissful music that accompanies the "Pearl of Great Price" song of praise was composed by John Robson Sweney The composer of the music to the "Pearl of Great Price" hymn, John Robson Sweney, was born on December 31, 1837 and died on April 10, 1899. We have placed "Pearl of Great Price" in the category of Christian Songs. Enjoy the illuminating lyrics of this popular Christian song and classic church hymn.

Pearl of Great Price Hymn
Title: Pearl of Great Price *** Name of Composer: John Robson Sweney *** Name Author / Writer of Lyrics: Birdie Bell *** Hymns Category: Christian Songs

Author of the Lyrics
The author of the reverent words of the "Pearl of Great Price" lyrics, Birdie Bell (early 1800's-late 1800's), was born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States and achieved fame as a hymn writer.

Pearl of Great Price Lyrics

There is a gift of wondrous price,
God has within His keeping;
But we forget this goodly pearl,
While earthly treasures heaping.

Refrain

Oh, seek this pearl, this precious pearl,
For it can never perish;
The Word of God makes known its worth,
And bids us own and cherish.

The gems of earth soon fail to charm,
They satisfy no yearning—
Then let us prize this gift of God,
Its value rare discerning.

Refrain

For having this, the pearl of price,
Its pure delight possessing,
Ours souls enjoy an endless peace,
And God's eternal blessing.

Refrain

Composer of Hymn Music
The composer of the music that accompanies the words of "Pearl of Great Price", John Robson Sweney (December 31, 1837-April 10, 1899), was born in West Chester, Pennsylvania, United States and became famous as a teacher, chorister musician and composer of more than 1,000 Gospel songs.

Information about the Hymn
Title of Hymn: Pearl of Great Price
Author of Lyrics (Hymnist): Birdie Bell (early 1800's to late 1800's)
Nationality of Author: American

Translator of the Hymn lyrics: N/A Hymn written in English

Name of Composer of Music: John Robson Sweney (December 31, 1837 to April 10, 1899)
Hymn Category: Christian Songs
First Line of Hymn: "There is a gift of wondrous price, God has within His keeping"
First Publication Date: 1875

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