Priceless Gift


Most costly gifts poured out in me,

Bought with my Beloved’s blood,

Freely given, undeserved,

Gushing river, ceaseless flood.

You paid so dearly on the cross

To give your precious gems to me,

And effortless do I receive

Such costly, finest jewels free.


It shames me, Love, that you should pay

The price that rightly is my due.

You take my place, my ransom pay,

My sinful debt falls crushing you.


The shame, yet least that I can do,

With spirit humble, grateful, mild,

Receive these gifts from gentle hand,

Bought by Lover for his child.


It isn’t just that I should have

Such treasures freely from above,

Yet you have paid the highest price,

To priceless give this child you love.

About Br Dain Scherber LC

Br Dain Scherber LC is a religious seminarian of the Legionaries of Christ. Born and raised on a dairy farm in central Minnesota, he attended the Legion’s high-school seminary in New Hampshire at the age of 13. He did his first two years of seminary in Dublin, Ireland before being transferred to Connecticut, where he continued his studies in the classical humanities for two years and worked as an assistant on the formation team for four years. He is currently studying philosophy at the Legion’s Center for Higher Studies in Rome.
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One Response to Priceless Gift

  1. What a beautiful poem to Our Lord. You can tell the great love Brother Dain has for His maker. His faith is reflected in his poem. Thank you brother Dain, you are blessed!

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