|Text:||Religion Is the Chief Concern|
|Tune:||GREEN HILL (Peace)|
|Composer:||Albert Lister Peace|
1. Religion is the chief concern
Of mortals here below:
May I its great importance learn
Its sovereign virtue know!
2. More needful this than glittering wealth
Or aught the world bestows;
Nor reputation, food nor health,
Can give us such repose.
3. Religion should our thoughts engage,
Amidst our youthful bloom;
’Twill fit us for declining age,
And for the awful tomb.
4. O may my heart, by grace renewed,
Be my Redeemer’s throne;
And be my stubborn will subdued,
His government to own!
5. Let deep repentance, faith, and love
Be joined with godly fear;
And all my conversation prove
My heart to be sincere.
6. Let lively hope my soul inspire;
Let warm affections rise;
And may I wait with strong desire
To mount above the skies!
|First Line:||Religion is the chief concern|
|Title:||Religion Is the Chief Concern|
|Author:||John Fawcett (1782)|
|Source:||Hymns Adapted to the Circumstances of Public Worship and Private Devotion, 1782|
|Name:||GREEN HILL (Peace)|
|Composer:||Albert Lister Peace (1885)|
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