Farewell, all earthly treasures

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1 Farewell, all earthly treasure,
I bid you all adieu;
Farewell, all earthly honor,
I want no more of you.
I want my union grounded
On God's eternal Son,
Beyond the power of Satan,
Where sin can never come.

2 I want my name engraven
Among the righteous ones,
Who see my Father's glory,
And wear a starry crown.
For these, the better riches,
I'm willing to pass through
All earthly tribulation,
And count it my just due.

3 I'm willing to be cleansed,
And bear the daily cross;
I'm willing to be purged
From every kind of dross.
I see the fiery furnace,
And feel its cleansing flame;
The fruit of it is holy,
The gold will still remain.

4 All earthly tribulation
Is but a moment here;
And O, if we are faithful,
A crown of life we'll wear!
We shall be pure and holy,
And feed on angels' food,
Rejoicing in bright glory
Around the throne of God.

Source: The Seventh-Day Adventist Hymn and Tune Book: for use in divine worship #493

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George J. Webb (b. Rushmore Lodge, near Salisbury, Wiltshire, England, 1803; d. Orange, NJ, 1887) composed WEBB (also known as MORNING LIGHT) on a voyage from England to the United States. The tune was published in The Odeon, a collection of secular music compiled by Webb and Lowell Mason (PHH 96) i…

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