Love Not the World

Representative Text

1 Love not the world! Its dazzling show
Conceals a snare of death;
The sweetest joy earth can bestow,
Dies as a wasted breath.

Refrain:
Love not the world is Jesus' plea,
Sweet life to you he brought;
Alone with death on Calvary,
Your sin-lost soul he sought.

2 Love not the world! Its wealth, renown,
The blood-bought soul enslaves;
Oh, strive to win a heav'nly crown,
Which plumes of glory wave. [Refrain]

3 Love not the world! Its sin and strife
Exceed the good and true;
Oh, consecrate to Christ your life!
He drained death's cup for you. [Refrain]

4 Love not the world! Pure joys above
All earthly things transcend;
In Jesus lose each idol love,
And ever upward tend. [Refrain]

5 Love not the world! O Christian, hear,
In shining words impearled,
Shall on your holy brow appear,
"He did not love the world." [Refrain]

Source: The Christian Hymnary. Bks. 1-4 #264

Author: Gertrude A. Flory

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Text Information

First Line: Love not the world! Its dazzling show
Title: Love Not the World
Author: Gertrude A. Flory
Meter: C. M. with Refrain
Refrain First Line: Love not the world is Jesus' plea
Copyright: Public domain

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Christian Hymnal, a Collection of Hymns and Sacred Songs Suitable for Use in Public Worship #d304

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Church and Sunday School Hymnal, a Collection of Hymns and Sacred Songs ... [with Deutscher Anhang] #385

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Gospel Songs and Hymns No. 1 #79

The Brethren's Sunday School Song Book #d92

Text

The Christian Hymnary. Bks. 1-4 #264

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