Cometh a Blessing down

Not to a man of dollars

Author: Mary F. Tyler
Tune: [Not to a man of dollars]
Published in 4 hymnals

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1 Not to a man of dollars,
Not to a man of deeds,
Not to a man of cunning,
Not to a man of creeds,
Not to a man whose passion
Is for a world’s renown,
Not in the form of fashion,
Cometh a blessing down.

Not unto land’s expansion,
Not to the miser’s chest,
Not to the princely mansion,
Not to the blazoned crest,
Not to the sordid worldling,
Not to the knavish clown,
Not to the haughty tyrant,
Cometh a blessing down.

2 Not to the folly blinded,
Not to the steeped in shame,
Not to the carnal minded,
Not to unholy fame,
Not in neglect of duty,
Not to the monarch’s crown,
Not at the smile of beauty,
Cometh a blessing down.

3 But to the one whose spirit
Yearns for the great and good;
Unto the one whose storehouse
Yieldeth the hungry food:
Unto the one who labors,
Fearless of foe or frown,
Unto the kindly hearted
Cometh a blessing down.

Source: The Cyber Hymnal #10130

Author: Mary F. Tyler

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Text Information

First Line: Not to a man of dollars
Title: Cometh a Blessing down
Author: Mary F. Tyler
Meter: D
Language: English
Copyright: Public Domain



The Cyber Hymnal #10130
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