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|1||Through the ages long expected,
Long desired, and looked for aye,
Lo, there cometh One Who seeketh
Goodly pearl of purest ray;
In the twilight of our sorrow
Dying, purchase price to pay.
|2||His salvation, dearly purchased,
Offers He to all mankind,
Promising through all the ages,
“Seek ye truly, ye shall find.”
Happy they who buy this treasure
To God’s will their own resigned.
|3||Savior, guide us in our seeking
For that pearl Thy saints have sought,
May we find it, nothing caring,
Counting even life but naught;
And at length, our long quest ended,
May we to Thy rest be brought. Amen.
|Matthew||13:45,46||45 Again, the kingdom of heaven is like unto a merchant man, seeking goodly pearls: 46 Who, when he had found one pearl of great price, went and sold all that he had, and bought it.