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1. 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's band
Singing with all their might
I give my heart to Jesus
And left the show that night

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The day will soon be over
And digging 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 shinning
No longer in the rough
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2. One day my precious comrade
You to were lost in sin
And others sought your rescue
And Jesus took you in
And when your tired and tempted
And scoffers can rebuff
Don't turn away in anger
This diamond in the rough

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3. While reading through the Bible
Some wondrous sights i've seen
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

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