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Re: Looking for Lyrics and Music to this Song! - Acres of Diamonds (Mountains of Gold)

by zcomposer » Sat Nov 24, 2018 2:18 pm

ColinJ57 wrote:
Sat Jul 09, 2016 12:06 am
I am looking for the words and Music of the Bev Shea song Acres of Diamonds. Can anybody help me? Col.
I have posted in several other threads about this song over the last decade or so. Your answer was there many times.
But I will answer again - if you contact me at jaysax@gmail.com I'll be happy to send you a copy.

Looking for Lyrics and Music to this Song! - Acres of Diamonds (Mountains of Gold)

by ColinJ57 » Sat Jul 09, 2016 12:06 am

I am looking for the words and Music of the Bev Shea song Acres of Diamonds. Can anybody help me? Col.

Looking for Lyrics and Music to this Song! - Acres of Diamonds (Mountains of Gold)

by Guest » Sat Oct 03, 2015 1:57 am

All 3 verses correct. 3Rd verse friendship is transient

Looking for Lyrics and Music to this Song! - Acres of Diamonds (Mountains of Gold)

by Deborah Harvey » Wed Apr 16, 2014 12:11 pm

Please I need the music for :
Acres of Diamonds
Deborah Harvey
Po Box 1091
Mars Hill, NC 28754

Looking for Lyrics and Music to this Song! - Acres of Diamonds (Mountains of Gold)

by Guest » Tue Feb 26, 2013 5:09 pm

For years my Mother-in-Law said she had been awakened during the nite to write the words to this song.
She sought out a publisher, they said they wanted to change a few of the words. She said the Lord had given the words that were written here and left.
She stated with no "claim", she realized the person she had shown the song to did indeed write it has he wanted it sung.

Looking for Lyrics and Music to this Song! - Acres of Diamonds (Mountains of Gold)

by zcomposer » Thu Nov 03, 2011 3:47 am

A slight amendment, should others seek other verses here.

I have read the song as published (in the late 1950's) and there is only one verse. Someone just sent me text for three verses which I can't vouch for. Doesn't mean you can't add verses to a song, but if you want the song as written, it's only one verse plus chorus.

Acres of Diamonds, mountains of gold,
Rivers of silver, jewels untold;
All these together, couldn't buy you or me
Peace when we're sleeping or a conscience that's free.

(chorus) A heart that's contented, a satisfied mind,
These are the treasures, money can't buy;
If you have Jesus, there's more wealth in your soul,
Than acres of diamonds, or mountains of gold.

(v2, reportedly - added later, at the least, and not from the author Arthur Smith)
Thieves steal your diamonds, your gold melts away
Your rivers of silver, will flow to the sea;
Just hold onto Jesus, for in heaven we know
There are acres of diamonds, and mountains of gold.

(chorus)

(v3, reportedly - added later, at the least, and not from the author Arthur Smith)
Friendship[s are] transient, they will decay;
Earth's golden riches, will soon pass away;
But one thing's for certain, there are riches untold
Reserved and awaiting, for all in his fold.

(chorus)

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Thanks to the later post that suggested 'transient' which has to be better than trenchant!

Looking for Lyrics and Music to this Song! - Acres of Diamonds (Mountains of Gold)

by stevef » Sun Feb 20, 2011 2:09 am

Franny,
I have sang Acres of Diamonds in church. I have a DVD of singing that song, if that would help you, let me know through this forum. I will check back frequently to see if you answer. Also my wife plays the Hammond Organ. You can go to You Tube and type in Sandy Foster Organ and you will see her videos. Religious hymns and songs. She also sells them on ebay. You can also send me a message on You Tube if you are a member. farmand1dog is our You Tube Name.
Steve

Looking for Lyrics and Music to this Song! - Acres of Diamonds (Mountains of Gold)

by stevef » Sun Feb 20, 2011 1:56 am

Franny, I went through the same seach you are going through. I found the music to it, but it wasn't easy. I found it in a library in upper New York Sate. The author is Arthur Smith. The Lyrics are as follows:
Acres of Diamonds mountains of gold, rivers of silver, jewels untold; All these together, wouldn't buy you or me, Peace when we're sleeping or a conscience that's free, A heart that's contended, a satisfied mind, These are the treasures, money can't buy, If you have Jesus, there's more wealth in your soul, Than Acres of Diamonds, mountains of gold.

Looking for Lyrics and Music to this Song! - Acres of Diamonds (Mountains of Gold)

by Guest » Sat Feb 19, 2011 9:47 am

ACRES OF DIAMOND'
MOUNTAINS OF GOLD
RIVERS OF SILVER
AND JEWELS UNTOLD
ALL THESE TOGETHER COULD NOT BUY YOU AND ME

Looking for Lyrics and Music to this Song! - Acres of Diamonds (Mountains of Gold)

by zcomposer » Fri Oct 15, 2010 6:07 pm

There is a thread on this question which SingerForGod very kindly helped with some time ago. It's here - http://www.namethathymn.com/hymn-lyrics-detective-forum/index.php?a=vtopic&t=759. The author (words and music) was indeed Arthur Smith in, I believe, 1959.

The text given by SingerForGod was perfect, and is entirely contained within the material I ended up typesetting again. There are no other verses that I've been able to find, and the source I did find was, as far as I could tell, the complete song as written by Mr. Smith.

Jay

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