Dear Friend of Hymnary,

As you know, we don't ask for money too often. But we're asking now.

So before you hit the "close" button on this box, please consider a donation to keep Hymnary going.

More than half a million people come here every month -- worship leaders, hymnologists, hymn lovers and more -- people who now have access to the most complete database of North American hymnody on the planet thanks to this site. But keeping all of this afloat does not come without a cost, and we have limited sources of revenue. So if you benefit from, would you please consider a donation today? Even small amounts help, and they also let us know you're behind us and support what we do.

You can make your tax-deductible contribution by clicking the Donate button below, or you can send a check to Hymnary at 3201 Burton SE, Grand Rapids, MI 49546.

On behalf of the entire Hymnary team,
Harry Plantinga

Let vain pursuits and vain desires

Let vain pursuits and vain desires

Published in 23 hymnals

Text Information

First Line: Let vain pursuits and vain desires


Let vain pursuits and vain desires. [Holy Communion.] From the American Baptist Psalmist, 1843.

--John Julian, Dictionary of Hymnology, Appendix, Part II (1907)



Instances (1 - 23 of 23)Text InfoTune InfoTextScoreFlexScoreAudioPage Scan
A Collection of Hymns, for the use of the United Brethren in Christ: taken from the most approved authors, and adapted to public and private worship #605Page Scan
A Collection of Psalms and Hymns for Christian Worship. (45th ed.) #645Page Scan
A Collection of Psalms, Hymns and Spiritual Songs; suited to the various kinds of Christian worship; and especially designed for and adapted to the Fraternity of the Brethren... #306Page Scan
Choral Harp for Sunday Schools #d83
Christian Hymns for Public and Private Worship: a collection compiled by a committee of the Cheshire Pastoral Association (11th ed.) #625Page Scan
General Baptist Hymn Book #d284
Hymn and Tune Book for the Church and the Home and Services for Congregational Worship. Rev. ed. #d347
Hymn and Tune Book for the Church and the Home. (Rev. ed.) #433Page Scan
Hymn and Tune Book, for the Church and the Home #489Page Scan
Sacred Poetry #197Page Scan
Songs of Zion, or The Hymnal Casket #d44
The Baptist Praise Book #804Page Scan
The Baptist Psalmody: a selection of hymns for the worship of God #919Page Scan
The Christian Lyre #d217
The Church Hymn Book #d539
The Harp #832Page Scan
The Jubilee Harp: a choice selection of psalmody, ancient and modern, designed for use in public and social worship #582Page Scan
The Psalmist: a new collection of hymns for the use of Baptist churches; with a supplement #850Page Scan
The Psalmist: a New Collection of Hymns for the Use of the Baptist Churches #850Page Scan
The Psalmody: a collection of hymns for public and social worship #517Page Scan
The Southern Psalmist #d445
The Southern Psalmist. New ed. #d467
Waters' Choral Harp: a new and superior collection of choice hymns and tunes, mostly new, written and composed for Sunday schools, missionary, revival, and social meetings, and for church worship #144Page Scan