730. What Is the World to Me

1 What is the world to me
With all its vaunted pleasure
When You, and You alone,
Lord Jesus, are my Treasure!
You only, dearest Lord,
My soul's delight shalt be;
You are my peace, my rest.
What is the world to me!

2 The world seeks to be praised
And honored by the mighty
Yet never once reflects
That they are frail and flighty.
But what I truly prize
Above all things is He,
My Jesus, He alone.
What is the world to me!

3 The world seeks after wealth
And all that mammon offers
Yet never is content
Though gold should fill its coffers.
I have a higher good,
Content with it I'll be:
My Jesus is my wealth.
What is the world to me!

4 What is the world to me!
My Jesus is my treasure,
My life, my health, my wealth,
My friend, my love, my pleasure,
My joy, my crown, my all,
My bliss eternally.
Once more, then, I declare:
What is the world to me!

Text Information
First Line: What is the world to me
Title: What Is the World to Me
Original Language: German
Author: Georg Michael Pfefferkorn, 1645-1732
Translator: August Crull, 1845-1923 (alt. )
Meter: 67 67 66 66
Language: English
Publication Date: 2006
Scripture: ; ; ;
Tune Information
Name: WAS FRAG ICH NACH DER WELT
Composer: Ahasverus Fritsch, 1629-1701
Meter: 67 67 66 66
Key: C Major
Source: Lutheran Service Book, 2006 (Setting)



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