From this world's joys, and senseless mirth

From this world's joys, and senseless mirth

Author: Bowden
Published in 25 hymnals

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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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Author: Bowden

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A Collection of Hymns and Prayers, for Public and Private Worship #400

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A Collection of Psalms and Hymns for Social and Private Worship #CCCXVII

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A Collection of Psalms and Hymns: from Watts, Doddridge, and others (4th ed. with an appendix) #480

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A Selection of Hymns and Psalms for Social and Private Worship (2nd ed. Enl. and Imp.) #297

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A Selection of Hymns and Psalms for Social and Private Worship (6th ed.) #306

A Selection of Hymns and Psalms, for Social and Private Worship. (11th ed.) #306

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A Selection of Hymns and Psalms: for social and private worship (3rd ed. corr.) #297

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Book of Worship (Rev. ed.) #579

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Hymns for the Sanctuary #537

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Hymns, Selected and Original, for Public and Private Worship #747

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Hymns, Selected and Original: for public and private worship (1st ed.) #747

Hymns, Selected from Various Authors, for the Use of the Unitarian Church in Washington #d40

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Hymns: selected and original, for public and private worship (4th ed. 3rd rev. ed.) #747

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Hymns: selected and original, for public and private worship (30th ed.) #747

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Hymns: selected and original, for public and private worship (60th ed., 1st rev. ed.) #747

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The Book of Worship #363

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