Lured by the fading joys of time

Author: Joel Abraham Knight
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1 Lur'd by the fading joys of time,
To run in Folly's ways;
Urg'd by gay youth in all its prime,
And grasping future days:

2 Attend the whisper of a friend,
O lend a serious ear!
Soon will the flatt'ring vision end,
Nor can the prospect cheer.

3 Would'st thou unmingl'd pleasres prove,
Or lasting joys embrace,
Turn at the voice of heav'nly love,
And seek the Saviour's face.

4 Life and immortal comforts wait
The soul that knows his word;
And they who enter Wisdom's gate,
Find favour with the Lord.

5 Riches and righteousness are theirs
For ever to enjoy;
His love forbids their anxious cares,
His praise is their employ.

6 Nor only in this world of woe
Are these enjoyments giv'n;
For those who walk with Christ below,
Shall regin with him in heav'n.

7 A gracious Lord thy soul invites,
His tender accents hear;
So shalt thou share his pure delights,
And triumph o'er thy fear.

Source: A Collection of Evangelical Hymns #CLXXXVI

Author: Joel Abraham Knight

Knight, J. A.[Abraham], p. 628, ii., b. April 23, 1754; d. April 22, 1808. See the Evangelical Magazine, Aug. 1808. --John Julian, Dictionary of Hymnology, Appendix, Part II (1907)  Go to person page >

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First Line: Lured by the fading joys of time
Title: Youth
Author: Joel Abraham Knight
Language: English
Copyright: Public Domain


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