The Worth Of Truth No Tongue Can Tell

The worth of truth no tongue can tell,
‘Twill do to buy and not to sell;
A large estate that soul has got,
Who buys the truth and sells it not.

Truth, like a diamond shines most far,
More rich than pearls and rubies are–
More worth than gold and silver coin,
O! may it always in us shine.

‘Tis truth that binds and truth makes free,
And sets the soul at liberty,
From sin and Satan’s heavy chain,
And then within the heart doth reign.

They have a freedom then indeed,
That doth all freedom else exceed–
Freedom from guilt, freedom from woe,
And never more shall bondage know.

O happy they who in their youth,
Are brought to know and love the truth;
For none but they whom truth makes free,
E’er can enjoy true liberty.

Truth like a girdle let us wear,
And always keep it clean and fair;
And never let it once be told,
The truth by us was ever sold.

Divine Hymns, or Spiritual Songs: for the use of religious assemblies and private Christians