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66. Religion is the chief concern

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, or 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 renew'd
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.
Preserve me from the snares of sin
Through my remaining days,
And in me let each virtue shine
To my Redeemer's praise.

7.
Let lively hope my soul inspire;
Let warm affections rise;
And may I wait with strong desire
To mount above the skies!

Text Information
First Line: Religion is the chief concern
Title: Religion is the chief concern
Publication Date: 1854
Meter: C.M.
Source: Baptist Harmony, p. 273
Language: English
Tune Information
Name: PLEASANT HILL
Meter: C.M.



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