Diamonds in the Rough DIAMONDS IN THE ROUGH (A.P.Carter) While walking out one evening not knowing where to go Just to pass the time away before we held our show I heard the Bethel mission band singing with all their might I gave my heart to Jesus and left the show that night CHO: The day will soon be over and evening will be done And no more gems be gathered so let us all press on When Jesus comes to claim us and says it is enough The diamonds will be shining no longer in the rough One day my precious comrade you too were lost in sin And others sought your rescue and Jesus took you in And when you're tired and tempted and scoffers can rebuff Don't turn away in anger, they're diamonds in the rough When reading through the bible some wondrous sights I see I read of Peter, James and John by the sea of Galilee And Jesus when he found them, he found them very tough And they were precious diamonds he gathered in the rough copyright Peer Int. Corp BMI. Recorded by the Carter Family 15 February 1929 Vi V-40150. Reissued on The Carter Family 'Clinch Mountain Home: Their Complete Victor Recordings 1928-1929' Rounder CD 1065. SX apr00
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