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I Must Not Make This World My Home

I must not make this world my home

Author: Joel A. Erickson (2006)
Tune: [I must not make this world my home]
Published in 1 hymnal

Printable scores: PDF
Audio files: MIDI

Full Text

1 I must not make this world my home,
For it shall soon be left behind;
And when the parting day has come,
What sort of future will I find?

Refrain 1-2:
I’ll set my sails for heaven’s shore,
And flee from every earthly snare,
So when this changeful life is o’er,
I’ll find a “welcome home” up there.

2 I will not sell my soul for dross,
For fleeting honors I’ll not strain,
Though all the world shall be my loss,
I’ve all of heaven as my gain. [Refrain]

3 If you are eating earthly leav’n,
The life you live will surely tell—
Unless you make your home in heav’n,
You’ll find your home for aye in hell.

Refrain 3:
So set your sails for heaven’s shore,
And flee from every earthly snare,
So when this changeful life is o’er,
You’ll find a “welcome home” up there.

Timeless Truths

Author: Joel A. Erickson

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Text Information

First Line: I must not make this world my home
Title: I Must Not Make This World My Home
Author: Joel A. Erickson (2006)
Meter: 8.8.8.8 D
Language: English

Media

Timeless Truths #339
  • I_Must_Not_Make_This_World_My_Home.pdf (PDF)

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