1 Let carnal minds the world pursue,
It has no charms for me;
Once I admired its trifle too,
But grace has set me free.
2 Its pleasures now no longer please,
No more content afford;
Far from my heart be joys like these,
Now I have seen the Lord.
3 As by the light of opening day,
The stars are all concealed;
So earthly pleasures fade away,
When Jesus is revealed.
4 Creatures no more divide my choice,
I bid them all depart;
His name, and love, and gracious voice,
Have fixed my roving heart.
5 Now, Lord, I would be thine alone,
And wholly live to thee;
But may I hope that thou wilt own
A worthless worm like me?
6 Yes, though of sinners I'm the worst,
I cannot doubt thy will;
For if thou hadst not loved me first,
I had refused thee still.
The Hartford Selection of Hymns from the most approved authors, 1799