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Gone from my heart the world and all its charms

Gone from my heart the world and all its charms

Tune: [Gone from my heart the world and all its charms]
Published in 205 hymnals

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Full Text

1 Gone from my heart the world with all its charm;
Now thro' the blood I'm saved from all alarms;
Down at the cross my heart is bending low;
The precious blood of Jesus cleanses white as snow.

I love Him, I love Him,
Because He first loved me,
And purchased my salvation on Calv’ry’s tree.

2 Once I was lost, and 'way down deep in sin;
Once was a slave to passions within;
Once was afraid to meet an angry God,
But now I'm cleansed from ev'ry stain thro' Jesus’ blood. [Chorus]

3 Once I was bound, but now I am set free;
Once I was blind, but now the light I see;
Once I was dead, but now in Christ I live,
To tell the world around the peace that He doth give. [Chorus]

Source: Reformed Press Hymnal: an all around hymn book which will meet the requirements of every meeting where Christians gather for praise #16

Text Information

First Line: Gone from my heart the world and all its charms
Source: London Hymn Book
Language: English
Refrain First Line: I love him, I love Him
Copyright: Public Domain


[Gone from my heart the world and all its charms]

Stephen Foster published this tune in 1853 with the following lyrics, entitled "Old Black Joe"; the hymn texts set to it are parodies of the parlor song: 1. Gone are the days when my heart was young and gay; Gone are my friends from the cottonfields away; Gone from the earth to a better land I know,…

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Small Church Music #6956Audio
Soul-stirring Songs & Hymns (Rev. ed.) #181
The Cyber Hymnal #1940TextScoreAudio
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Include 201 pre-1979 instances