Farewell to all but Christ

Farewell, vain world, I bid adieu, Your glories I despise

Author: Thomas Shepherd
Published in 38 hymnals

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1 Farewell vain world, I bid adieu,
Your glories I despise;
Your friendship I no more pursue,
Your flatt'ries are but lies.

3 You promise happiness in vain,
Nor can you satisfy;
Your highest pleasures turn to pain,
And all your treasures die.

3 Had I the Indies, East and West,
And riches of the sea;
Without my God I could not rest,
For he is all to me.

4 Then let my soul rise far above;
By faith I'll take my wing,
To the eternal realms of love,
Where saints and angels sing

5 There's love and joy that will not waste;
There's treasures that endure;
There's pleasure that will always last,
When time shall be no more.



Source: Divine Hymns or Spiritual Songs, for the use of religious assemblies and private Christians: being a collection #XCV

Author: Thomas Shepherd

Shepherd, Thomas, son of William Shepherd, sometime Vicar of Tilbrook, Bedfordshire, and subsequently a Nonconformist Minister at Oundle, and at Kettering, was born in 1665. Taking Holy Orders he held for some time preferment in Huntingdonshire, and in Buckinghamshire. Seceding from the Church of England, he became, in 1694, pastor of the Castle Hill Meeting House (Independent), Nottingham, of which Dr. Doddridge was subsequently pastor. In 1700 he removed to Bocking, near Braintree, Essex, where he began his work in a barn. A chapel was erected for his congregation in 1707. He died Jan. 29, 1739. His publications consisted chiefly of Sermons, His Penitential Cries were a continuance of those by John Mason, who wrote the first six and the v… Go to person page >

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First Line: Farewell, vain world, I bid adieu, Your glories I despise
Title: Farewell to all but Christ
Author: Thomas Shepherd
Language: English

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A Choice Selection of Psalms, Hymns and Spiritual Songs for the use of Christians #390

Christian Psalms and Hymns to Aid in Public and Private Devotion #d228

General Collection of Hymns, Original and Selected, for Use of Christians #d93

Hymns and Psalms, Original and Modern, Selected and Revised #d123

Hymns and Spiritual Songs #d107

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Hymns and Spiritual Songs (New ed.) #202

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Hymns and Spiritual Songs, Original and Selected, for the Use of Christians. (5th ed.) #B133

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Hymns and Spiritual Songs, Original and Selected, for the Use of Christians. (8th ed.) #b133

Hymns and Spiritual Songs. 1st Canadian ed. #d88

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Hymns of the Church Militant #50a

Hymns on Different Spiritual Subjects. Part I #d7

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Hymns, Original and Selected, for the Use of Christians. (5th ed. corr.) #182

Hymns, Original and Selected, for the use of Christians #d73

Hymns, Original and Selected, for the Use of Christians. 8th ed. #d78

Musical Gems. 7th ed. #d28

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The Baptist Hymn Book: original and selected: in two parts #488

The Christian Hymn Book #d157

The Christian Hymn Book. 7th ed. #d160

The Christian Lyre #d92

The Spiritual Songster. lst ed. #d39

Vestry Harp #d13

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