I've lost all love for pleasures vain

I've lost all love for pleasures vain

Author: James Rowe
Tune: [I've lost all love for pleasures vain] (Smith)
Published in 2 hymnals

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1 I've lost all love for pleasures vain,
And vain desires no hold obtain,
For, bless His name, I've ceased to rove,
Since Jesus touched me with His love.

Chorus:
Since Jesus touched me with His love,
I've kept my eyes on things above;
I've had a song the whole day long,
Since Jesus touched me with His love.

2 What wordly things so much I sought,
Today I shun and count as naught;
While things eternal and sublime
I crave and sigh for all the time. [Chorus]

3 From such a Friend I cannot roam,
His hand will lead me safely home;
In life, in death, His name adore,
And trust and love Him evermore. [Chorus]

Source: The New Praiseworthy: for the Church and Sunday School #217

Author: James Rowe

Pseudonym: James S. Apple. James Rowe was born in England in 1865. He served four years in the Government Survey Office, Dublin Ireland as a young man. He came to America in 1890 where he worked for ten years for the New York Central & Hudson R.R. Co., then served for twelve years as superintendent of the Mohawk and Hudson River Humane Society. He began writing songs and hymns about 1896 and was a prolific writer of gospel verse with more than 9,000 published hymns, poems, recitations, and other works. Dianne Shapiro, from "The Singers and Their Songs: sketches of living gospel hymn writers" by Charles Hutchinson Gabriel (Chicago: The Rodeheaver Company, 1916) Go to person page >

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First Line: I've lost all love for pleasures vain
Author: James Rowe
Refrain First Line: Since Jesus touched me with his love
Copyright: Public Domain

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The New Praiseworthy: for the Church and Sunday School #217

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The New Praiseworthy #217

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