Scripture Verse

Both riches and honor come of Thee, and Thou reignest over all; and in Thine hand is power and might; and in Thine hand it is to make great, and to give strength unto all. 1 Chronicles 29:12

Introduction

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J. Lincoln Hall
(1866–1930)

Words: Frank H. Ma­shaw, in Gos­pel Prais­es, ed­it­ed by Will­iam J. Kirk­pat­rick, Lin­coln Hall & Hen­ry L. Gil­mour (Phil­a­del­phia, Penn­syl­van­ia: Hall-Mack, 1899), page 47. Com­pare I Was Poorer Than All.

Music: J. Lin­coln Hall (🔊 pdf nwc).

If you know where to get a good pho­to of Ma­shaw (head-and-shoul­ders, at least 200×300 pix­els), would you ?

Lyrics

I was poor as the poorest outcast from the fold,
I sank by the wayside with hunger and cold;
But He bade me look up,
All His riches behold;
O the wealth of the world is Jesus.

Refrain

I was poor as the poorest outcast from the fold,
But He gave me great treasures of silver and gold,
And a mansion above that will never grow old,
For the wealth of the world is Jesus.

I was poor as the poorest, I shrank from the throng,
I hid in the darkness that dwelt with me long;
But He came like the morning
With sunlight and song,
Now the light of my life is Jesus.

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I was poor as the poorest, I wandered alone,
No dwelling I had, and my pillow a stone;
But I heard someone whisper,
My child, still My own;
Now the peace of my heart is Jesus.

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I was poor as the poorest; He came from the sky
With love that was deathless for sinners to die;
And He bled on the cross,
And my heart said, ’Tis I;
Now the love in my soul is Jesus.

Refrain

I was poor as the poorest till Jesus stooped low
And washed all my sins of the whiteness of snow;
And so that is the reason
I love Him, you know;
O the wealth of the world is Jesus.

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