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

Newton, John, who was born in London, July 24, 1725, and died there Dec. 21, 1807, occupied an unique position among the founders of the Evangelical School, due as much to the romance of his young life and the striking history of his conversion, as to his force of character. His mother, a pious Dissenter, stored his childish mind with Scripture, but died when he was seven years old. At the age of eleven, after two years' schooling, during which he learned the rudiments of Latin, he went to sea with his father. His life at sea teems with wonderful escapes, vivid dreams, and sailor recklessness. He grew into an abandoned and godless sailor. The religious fits of his boyhood changed into settled infidelity, through the study of Shaftesbury and… Go to person page >

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

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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: for public and private worship (1st ed.) #307

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Hymns: selected and original, for public and private worship (30th ed.) #307

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Hymns: selected and original, for public and private worship (60th ed., 1st rev. ed.) #307

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

The Army Hymn Book #d46

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The Hartford Selection of Hymns from the Most Approved Authors: to which are added a number never before published #CCXC

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The Psalmody: a collection of hymns for public and social worship #463

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