#215: Nor Silver nor Gold

(Part of a series singing through the hymnbook I grew up with: Great Hymns of the Faith)

1

Nor silver nor gold hath obtained my redemption,

Nor riches on earth could have saved my poor soul;

The blood of the cross is my only foundation,

The death of my Savior now maketh me whole.

CHORUS

I am redeemed but not with silver,

(I am redeemed, I’m redeemed but not with silver,)

I am bought but not with gold,

(I am bought, I am bought but not with gold,)

Bought with a price — the blood of Jesus,

(Bought with a price — the precious blood of Jesus,)

Precious price of love untold.

2

Nor silver nor gold hath obtained my redemption,

The guilt on my conscience too heavy had grown;

The blood of the cross is my only foundation,

The death of my Savior could only atone.

CHORUS

3

Nor silver nor gold hath obtained my redemption

The holy commandment forbade me draw near;

The blood of the cross is my only foundation,

The death of my Savior removeth my fear.

CHORUS

4

Nor silver nor gold hath obtained my redemption,

The way into heaven could not thus be bought;

The blood of the cross is my only foundation,

The death of my Savior redemption hath wrought.

CHORUS

 

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