I. In vain, the world's alluring smile
Would my unwary heart beguile:
Deluding world! its brightest day,
Dream of a moment, fleets away!
II. Earth's highest pleasures, could they last,
Would pall and languish on the taste;
Such airy chaff was ne'er design'd
To feed th'immortal, craving mind.
III. To nobler bliss my soul aspires,
Come, Lord, and fill these vast desires;
Be thou my portion, here I rest,
Since of my utmost wish possest.
IV. O let thy sacred word impart
Its sealing influence to my heart;
With pow'r, and light, and love divine,
Assure my soul that thou art mine.
V. The blissful word, with joy replete,
Shall bid my gloomy fears retreat,
And heav'n-born hope, serenely bright,
Shine chearful thro' this mortal night.
VI. Then shall my joyful spirit rise
On wings of faith above the skies;
And when these transient scenes are o'er,
And this vain world shall tempt no more:
VII. O may I reach the blissful plains,
Where thy unclouded glory reigns,
And dwell forever near thy throne
In joys to mortal thought unknown.
Source: Poems on Subjects Chiefly Devotional, Vol. 1 #68
|Instances (1 - 15 of 15)||Title||First Line||Tune||Tune Key||Author||Meter||Scripture||Date||Subject||Source|
|Hymns, Selected and Original, for Public and Private Worship, published by General Synod for the Evangelical Lutheran Church. 68th ed. (8th rev. ed.) #d371||In vain the world's alluring smile||Anne Steele||1855|
|Hymns: original and selected, for public and private worship in the Evangelical Lutheran Church (16th rev. ed.) #93||In vain the world's alluring smile||1850|
|Hymns: selected and original, for public and private worship (4th ed. 3rd rev. ed.) #93||In vain the world's alluring smile||1857|
|Hymns: selected and original, for public and private worship (60th ed., 1st rev. ed.) #93||In vain the world's alluring smile||Anne Steele||1851|
|Poems on Subjects Chiefly Devotional, Vol. 1 #68||God the Soul's Only Portion||In vain the world's alluring smile||Lamentations 3:24||1760|
|Prison Hymn Book #d163||In vain the world's alluring smile||Anne Steele||1867|
|Supplement to Watts: a Selection of More than Five Hundred Hymns, from the Most Approved Authors on a Great Variety of Subjects ... #d209||In vain the world's alluring smile||Anne Steele||1832|
|The Clifton Chapel Collection of "Psalms, Hymns, and Spiritual Songs": for public, social and family worship and private devotions at the Sanitarium, Clifton Springs, N. Y. #655||In vain the world's alluring smile||Miss Anne Steele, 1717-1778||1881|
|The Gospel Psalmist #386||Assurance of the Divine Favor||In vain the world's alluring smile||Steele||1861||Christian Acts and Exercises ||
|The Harp #588||In vain the world's alluring smile||1856|
|The Praise #d128||In vain the world's alluring smile||Anne Steele||1875|
|The Psalmist: a new collection of hymns for the use of Baptist churches; with a supplement #532||In vain the world's alluring smile||Steele||1849|
|The Psalmist: a New Collection of Hymns for the Use of the Baptist Churches #532||In vain the world's alluring smile||Steele||1843|
|The Universalist Hymn Book: a New Collection of Psalms and Hymns for the Use of Universalist Societies. 4th ed. #d229||In vain the world's alluring smile||Anne Steele||1828|
|The Universalist Hymn-Book: a new collection of psalms and hymns, for the use of Universalist Societies (Stereotype ed.) #569||In vain the world's alluring smile||Mrs. Steele||1836|