In vain would boasting reason findAuthor: Anne Steele
Published in 38 hymnals
1 In vain would boating reason find
The path to happiness and God;
Her weak directions leave the mind
Bewildered in a doubtful road.
2 Jesus, Thy words alone impart
Eternal life, on these I live;
Here sweeter comforts cheer my heart
Than all the pow'rs of nature give.
3 Here let my constant feet abide;
Thou art the true, the living Way.
Let Thy good Spirit be my guide
To the bright realms of endless day.
4 The various forms that men devise
To shake my faith with treach'rous art
I scorn as vanity and lies
And bind Thy Gospel to my heart.
Source: Evangelical Lutheran Hymnary #254
In vain would boasting reason find. An altered form of Anne Steele's “Jesus, the spring of joys divine," beginning with stanza 2 (p. 1089, ii. 15).
--John Julian, Dictionary of Hymnology, New Supplement (1907)
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