1 I’ve turned my back upon the world,
With all its empty pleasures,
And set my heart on better things,
On higher, holier treasures.
Praise the Lord! Praise the Lord!
I’ve left the world behind me!
I’ve crossed the separating line,
And left the world behind me!
2 I left my former life of sin,
Its follies all forsaken;
I stand complete in Jesus Christ,
His holy vows have taken. [Refrain]
3 I never will turn back again
To worldliness; no, never!
I’ve found a better way than that,
It’s Jesus now and ever! [Refrain]
4 So on I’ll press, in Jesus’ name,
To gain a home in heaven;
And then I’ll sing forevermore,
I’ve left the world forever! [Refrain]
Source: New Songs of the Gospel No. 2: for use in religious meetings #101
|First Line:||I've turned my back upon the world|
|Author:||Rev. F. L. Snyder|
|Refrain First Line:||Praise the Lord! Praise the Lord|
|Copyright:||This text in in the public domain in the United States because it was published before 1923.|
|Instances (1 - 2 of 2)||Title||First Line||Tune||Tune Key||Author||Meter||Scripture||Date||Subject||Source|
|New Songs of the Gospel (Nos. 1, 2, and 3 combined) #183||Far Behind||I've turned my back upon the world||[I've turned my back upon the world]||Rev. F. L. Snyder||1908||Fellowship with Christ ||
|New Songs of the Gospel No. 2: for use in religious meetings #101||Far Behind||I've turned my back upon the world||[I've turned my back upon the world]||Rev. F. L. Snyder||1905|