Begone, vain world, with all thy pleasures

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1 Begone! vain world, with all thy pleasures,
And keep thy joys far from my sight;
In thee and in thy tempting treasure
My soul no longer finds delight.
The world may seek and love its own:
I love my Jesus, Him alone.

2 He is my glory and my treasure,
My wisdom and my soul's delight,
In Him I find my sweetest pleasure
And all my comfort day and night.
The world may seek and love its own:
I love my Jesus, Him alone.

3 In weakness He my strength abideth,
He comforts me, when sad my lot;
In gloom of death He light provideth,
In death as life He fails me not.
The world may seek and love its own:
I love my Jesus, Him alone.

4 He rules on high, His throne shall never
Like earthy empires pass away,
His kingdom stands and grows forever,
Till all creation owns His sway.
The world may seek and love its own:
I love my Jesus, Him alone.

5 He is the fairest--all excelling--
He whom the world refused to know,
His riches are beyond all telling,
And these He doth on me bestow.
The world may seek and love its own:
I love my Jesus, Him alone.

6 Now let me be despised, forsaken,
And in a humble state remain,
Soon I to glory shall be taken,
And with my Savior ever reign.
The world may seek and love its own:
I love my Jesus, Him alone.



Source: The Lutheran Hymnary #445

Translator: Hans Adolf Brorson

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Author: Angelus Silesius

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First Line: Begone, vain world, with all thy pleasures
Translator: Hans Adolf Brorson
Author: Angelus Silesius
Language: English
Copyright: Public Domain

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