Jesus, priceless treasure (Johann Sebastian Bach)

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  • (Posted 2022-11-08)  CPDL #71481:         
Editor: Stuart Moffatt (submitted 2022-11-08).   Score information: A4, 1 page, 197 kB   Copyright: CPDL
Edition notes: This is a version of Bach's adaptation of Crüger's melody with a simpler harmonisation.
  • (Posted 2022-11-08)  CPDL #71480:         
Editor: Stuart Moffatt (submitted 2022-11-08).   Score information: A4, 1 page, 199 kB   Copyright: CPDL
Edition notes: This is Bach's harmonisation adapted for Catherine Winkworth's text.

General Information

Title: Jesus, priceless treasure
Composer: Johann Sebastian Bach
Lyricist: Catherine Winkworth
Number of voices: 4vv   Voicing: SATB
Meter: 665. 665. 786 Genre: SacredHymn

Language: English
Instruments: A cappella

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Original text and translations

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Jesus, priceless treasure
source of purest pleasure
truest friend to me.
How my heart hath panted
'til it well nigh feinted
thirsting, Lord, for thee.
Thine I am O spotless Lamb
I will suffer naught to hide thee
Naught I ask beside thee.

In thine arm I rest me
foes who would molest me
cannot reach me here
Though the earth be shaking
ev'ry heart be quaking
Jesus calms my fear
Sin and hell in conflict fell
with their bitter storms assail me
Jesus will not fail me

Hence all fears and sadness
for the Lord of gladness
Jesus enters in
Those who love the Father
though the storms may gather
still have peace within.
Yea, whate'er I here must bear
still in thee lies purest pleasure
Jesus, priceless treasure.