From every earthly pleasure

From every earthly pleasure

Author: Eliel Davis
Published in 80 hymnals

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1 From every earthly pleasure
From every transient joy,
From every mortal treasure
That soon will fade and die:
No longer these desiring,
Upward our wishes tend,
No nobler bliss aspiring,
And joys that never end.

2 From every piercing sorrow
That heaves our breast today,
Or threatens us tomorrow—
Hope turns our eyes away;
On wings of faith ascending,
We see the land of light;
And feel our sorrows ending
In infinite delight.

3 ’Tis true we are but strangers
And sojourners here below;
And countless snares and dangers
Surround the path we go;
Though painful and distressing,
There is a rest above,
And onward we are pressing
To reach that land of love.

Source: The Cyber Hymnal #10047

Author: Eliel Davis

Davis, Eliel, was born at Folkestone, June 5, 1803. In 1822 he entered a business establishment in London, and joined the Baptist church in Eagle Street. Entering the Baptist Ministry he was successively pastor at Newport, Isle of Wight; Regent Street, Lambeth, London; Eye, in Suffolk; and St. Ives, in Huntingdonshire. He died in March, 1849. His hymn "From every earthly pleasure" (Onward) was contributed to ms. monthly magazine, in 1821, edited by Dr. Belcher, author of Historical Sketches of Hymns, and through Dr. Belcher's influence was published in The New Baptist Magazine, March, 1825, in 6 stanzas of 4 lines. It is found, usually abridged, in several modern collections. Another of his hymns "There is a heaven of perfect peace" (Heaven… Go to person page >



The Cyber Hymnal #10047
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