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From this world's joys, and senseless mirth

From this world's joys, and senseless mirth

Author: Bowden
Published in 25 hymnals

Full Text

1 From this world's joys and senseless mirth,
Oh, come, my soul! in haste retire;
Assume the grandeur of thy birth,
And to thy native heaven aspire.

2 'Tis heav'n alone can make thee blest,
Can ev'ry wish and want supply;
Thy joy, thy crown, thy endless rest,
Are all above the lofty sky.

3 Eternal mansions! bright array!
Oh, blest exchange! transporting thought!
Free from th'approaches of decay,
Or the least shadow of a spot.

4 There shall mortality no more
Its wide extended empire boast,
Forgotten all its dreadful power,
In life's unbounded ocean lost.

5 There dwells the sov'reign Lord of all,
The God that all the worlds adore;
With whom is bliss that cannot pall,
And joys that last for evermore.

Source: Book of Worship (Rev. ed.) #579

Author: Bowden

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First Line: From this world's joys, and senseless mirth
Author: Bowden

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Instances (1 - 25 of 25)Text InfoTune InfoTextScoreFlexScoreAudioPage Scan
A Collection of Hymns and a Liturgy for the Use of Evangelical Lutheran Churches: to which are added prayers for families and individuals #520Page Scan
A Collection of Hymns and a Liturgy: for the use of Evangelical Lutheran Churches, to which are added prayers for families and individuals (New and Enl. Stereotype Ed.) #520Page Scan
A Collection of Hymns and A Liturgy: for the use of Evangelical Lutheran Churches; to which are added prayers for families and individuals #520TextPage Scan
A Collection of Hymns and Prayers, for Public and Private Worship #400TextPage Scan
A Collection of Psalms and Hymns for Social and Private Worship #CCCXVIIPage Scan
A Collection of Psalms and Hymns: from Watts, Doddridge, and others (4th ed. with an appendix) #480Page Scan
A Selection of Hymns and Psalms for Social and Private Worship (2nd ed. Enl. and Imp.) #297Page Scan
A Selection of Hymns and Psalms for Social and Private Worship (6th ed.) #306Page Scan
A Selection of Hymns and Psalms, for Social and Private Worship. (11th ed.) #306
A Selection of Hymns and Psalms: for social and private worship (3rd ed. corr.) #297Page Scan
A Selection of Sacred Poetry: consisting of psalms and hymns from Watts, Doddridge, Merrick, Scott, Cowper, Barbauld, Steele, and others (2nd ed.) #480Page Scan
A Selection of Sacred Poetry: consisting of psalms and hymns, from Watts, Doddridge, Merrick, Scott, Cowper, Barbauld, Steele ...compiled for the use of the Unitarian Church in Philadelphia #480Page Scan
Book of Worship (Rev. ed.) #579TextPage Scan
Hymns for the Sanctuary #537Page Scan
Hymns, Selected and Original, for Public and Private Worship #747Page Scan
Hymns, Selected and Original, for Public and Private Worship, published by General Synod for the Evangelical Lutheran Church. 68th ed. (8th rev. ed.) #d218
Hymns, Selected and Original: for public and private worship (1st ed.) #747TextPage Scan
Hymns, Selected from Various Authors, for the Use of the Unitarian Church in Washington #d40
Hymns: original and selected, for public and private worship in the Evangelical Lutheran Church (16th rev. ed.) #747Page Scan
Hymns: selected and original, for public and private worship (4th ed. 3rd rev. ed.) #747Page Scan
Hymns: selected and original, for public and private worship (30th ed.) #747Page Scan
Hymns: selected and original, for public and private worship (60th ed., 1st rev. ed.) #747Page Scan
The Book of Worship #363TextPage Scan
The Philadelphia Hymn Book; or, a selection of sacred poetry, consisting of psalms and hymns from Watts...and others, adapted to public and private devotion #480Page Scan
The Pocket Selection of Hymns for the Use of Evangelical Churches and Religious Assemblies in the U. S. lst ed. #d72



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