1 What riches on this earth
can buy one human breath?
No wealth brings immortality,
no treasure hinders death.

2 What wisdom in this life
can know the mind of God?
No sage can tread the paths of thought
where our Creator trod.

3 What riches come from God
when his desire is mine!
His will unlocks a treasury,
his love reveals a shrine!

4 And wisdom I shall know
when he redeems my soul;
for at his throne the mortal mind
is sanctified and whole.

After Psalm 49, Paul Wigmore (born 1925)
© Paul Wigmore/Jubilate Hymns
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