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Let carnal minds the world pursue

Let carnal minds the world pursue

Author: John Newton
Published in 22 hymnals

Representative Text

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

Author: John Newton

John Newton (b. London, England, 1725; d. London, 1807) was born into a Christian home, but his godly mother died when he was seven, and he joined his father at sea when he was eleven. His licentious and tumul¬≠tuous sailing life included a flogging for attempted desertion from the Royal Navy and captivity by a slave trader in West Africa. After his escape he himself became the captain of a slave ship. Several factors contributed to Newton's conversion: a near-drowning in 1748, the piety of his friend Mary Catlett, (whom he married in 1750), and his reading of Thomas √† Kempis' Imitation of Christ. In 1754 he gave up the slave trade and, in association with William Wilberforce, eventually became an ardent abolitionist. After becoming a tide… Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: Let carnal minds the world pursue
Author: John Newton
Meter: 8.6.8.6
Language: English
Copyright: Public Domain

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Compilation of Hymns for the Use of the Churches of the Christian Union #d399

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Hymn Book of the Methodist Protestant Church #359

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Hymn Book of the Methodist Protestant Church. (11th ed.) #359

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Hymns for Christian Melody #313

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Hymns, Selected and Original, for Public and Private Worship #307

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Hymns, Selected and Original #307

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Hymns #307

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Hymns #307

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Hymns #307

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Hymns #307

Revival Hymns ... with a Supplement. 2nd ed. #d145

The Army Hymn Book #d46

The Army Hymn Book. 2nd ed. #d58

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The Hartford Selection of Hymns from the Most Approved Authors #CCXC

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The Hartford Selection of Hymns #CCXC

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The Psalmody #463

Village Hymns #d293

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Village hymns for social worship, selected and original #373

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Village hymns for social worship, selected and original #373

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Village Hymns for Social Worship, Selected and Original #373

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