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I Seek Not Life's Ease and Pleasures

I seek not life's ease and pleasures

Author: Rees Harris
Published in 2 hymnals

Audio files: MIDI

Representative Text

1 I seek not life’s ease and pleasures,
Earthly riches, pearls, nor gold;
Give to me a heart made happy,
Clean and honest to unfold.

A clean heart o’erflown with goodness,
Fairer than the lilies bright;
A clean heart for ever singing,
Singing thro’ the day and night.

2 If I cherish earthly treasures,
Swift they flee and all is vain;
A clean heart enriched with virtues
Brings to me eternal gain. [Chorus]

3 Morn and evening my petition
Wings its flight to heaven in song;
In the name of my Redeemer,
Make my heart clean, pure, and strong. [Chorus]


Source: The Abingdon Song Book #258

Author: Rees Harris

Rees Harris. Born in Morriston, Wales in 1874; died 1954 in Niles, Ohio. Composer of music and poetry and active in Welsh affairs. Member of the First Presbyterian Church of Niles. David Evan Thomas  Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: I seek not life's ease and pleasures
Title: I Seek Not Life's Ease and Pleasures
Author: Rees Harris
Language: English
Refrain First Line: A clean heart overflown with goodness



Instances (1 - 2 of 2)

Old and New Welsh and English Hymns #155b

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The Abingdon Song Book #258

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