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Lord, shall we part with gold for dross

Lord, shall we part with gold for dross

Author: John Rippon
Tune: ISLE OF WIGHT
Published in 19 hymnals

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1 Lord, shall we part with gold for dross,
With solid good for show?
Out live our bliss and mourn our loss
In everlasting woe?

2 Let us not lose the living God,
For one short dream of joy:
With fond embrace cling to a clod,
And fling all heaven away.

3 Vain world, thy weak attempts forbear,
We all thy charms defy;
And rate our precious souls to dear
For all thy wealth to buy.

The Hartford Selection of Hymns from the most approved authors, 1799

Author: John Rippon

Rippon, John, D.D., was born at Tiverton, Devon, April 29, 1751, and was educated for the ministry at the Baptist College, Bristol. In 1773 he became Pastor of the Baptist church in Carter Lane, Tooley Street (afterwards removed to New Park Street), London, and over this church he continued to preside until his death, on Dec. 17, 1836. The degree of D.D. was conferred on him in 1792 by the Baptist College, Providence, Rhode Island. Dr. Rippon was one of the most popular and influential Dissenting ministers of his time. From 1790 to 1802 he issued the Baptist Annual Register, a periodical containing an account of the most important events in the history of the Baptist Denomination in Great Britain and America during that period, and very val… Go to person page >

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First Line: Lord, shall we part with gold for dross
Author: John Rippon
Meter: 8.6.8.6
Language: English

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