Scripture Verse

Lay not up for yourselves treasures upon earth, where moth and rust doth corrupt, and where thieves break through and steal: But lay up for yourselves treasures in heaven, where neither moth nor rust doth corrupt, and where thieves do not break through nor steal: For where your treasure is, there will your heart be also. Matthew 6:19–21


Words & Mu­sic: Charles P. Jones, in Cream of Song, ed­it­ed by Le­an­der L. Pick­ett & O. Burke Cul­pep­per (Lou­is­ville, Ken­tuc­ky: Pick­ett Pub­lish­ing, 1906) (🔊 pdf nwc).

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Charles P. Jones (1865–1949)


There’s no­thing so pre­cious as Je­sus to me;
Let earth with its trea­sures be gone;
I’m rich as can be when my Sav­ior I see;
I’m hap­py in Je­sus alone.


I’m hap­py with Je­sus alone,
I’m hap­py with Je­sus alone;
Tho’ poor and de­sert­ed, thank God, I can say,
I’m hap­py in Je­sus alone.

When sin­ful and doomed to a life of des­pair,
No light on my path­way to shine,
’Twas Je­sus who found me and made me an heir
To man­sions of glo­ry di­vine.


When no­thing but death for my ran­som could pay,
And make me ac­cept­ed with God,
’Twas Je­sus who free­ly Him­self made a prey
And ran­somed my soul with His blood.