3678. Let Worldly Minds the World Pursue

1. Let worldly minds the world pursue,
It has no charms for me;
Once I admired its trifles too,
But grace has set me free.

2. Its pleasures now no longer please,
No more content afford;
Far from my heart be joys like these;
Now I have seen the Lord.

3. As by the light of opening day
The stars are all concealed;
So earthly pleasures fade away,
When Jesus is revealed.

4. Creatures no more divide my choice,
I bid them all depart;
His name, and love, and gracious voice,
Have fixed my roving heart.

5. Now, Lord, I would be Thine alone,
And wholly live to Thee;
But may I hope that Thou wilt own
A worthless worm, like me?

6. Yes! though of sinners I’m the worst,
I cannot doubt Thy will;
For if Thou hadst not loved me first
I had refused Thee still.

Text Information
First Line: Let worldly minds the world pursue
Title: Let Worldly Minds the World Pursue
Author: John Newton (1779)
Meter: CM
Source: Olney Hymns (London: W. Oliver, 1779), number 59
Language: English
Copyright: Public Domain
Tune Information
Name: BINGHAM
Composer: Anonymous
Meter: CM
Incipit: 51123 56671 32751
Key: B♭ Major
Copyright: Public Domain



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