Let worldly minds the world pursue

Let worldly minds the world pursue

Author: John Newton (pub.1774); Author (refrain): H. R. Jeffrey (pub.1885)
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1 Let worldly minds the world pursue,
It has no charms for me;
Once I admired its trifles, too,
But grace hath set me free.

Free! free! free!
I am from sin set free!
This world has now no charms for me,
For Christ hath set me free.

2 Its pleasures can no longer please,
Nor happiness afford;
Far from my heart be joys like these,
Now, I have seen the Lord. [Refrain]

3 As by the light of op’ning day,
The stars are all concealed;
So earthly pleasures fade away,
When Jesus is revealed. [Refrain]

4 Creatures no more divide my choice,
I bid them all depart;
His name, His love, His gracious voice,
Have fixed my roving heart. [Refrain]

Source: Timeless Truths #816

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 >

Author (refrain): H. R. Jeffrey

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First Line: Let worldly minds the world pursue
Author (refrain): H. R. Jeffrey (pub.1885)
Author: John Newton (pub.1774)
Language: English



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