O tell me no more

Representative Text

1 Oh, tell me no more
Of this world's vain store;
The time for such trifles with me is now o'er.

2 A country I've found
Where true joys abound,
To dwell I'm determined on that happy ground.

3 The souls which believe
In paradise live,
And me in that number will Jesus receive.

4 No longer I stay,
He calls me away:
I follow thee, Saviour, and bless the glad day.

5 And when I'm to die,
Receive me, I'll cry,
For life everlasting for me thou didst buy.

Source: The Voice of Praise: a collection of hymns for the use of the Methodist Church #1027

Author: John Gambold

Gambold, John, M.A., was b. April 10, 1711, at Puncheston, Pembrokeshire, where his father was vicar. Educated at Christ Church, Oxford, where he graduated B.A. in 1730, M.A. in 1734. Taking Holy Orders, he became, about 1739, Vicar of Stanton Harcourt, Oxfordshire, but resigned his living in Oct. 1742, and joined the United Brethren [Moravians], by whom lie was chosen one of their bishops in 1754. He d. at Haverfordwest, Sept. 13, 1771. He published an edition of the Greek Testament; Maxims and Theological Ideas; Sermons, and a dramatic poem called Ignatius. About 26 translations and 18 original hymns in the Moravian Hymn Books are assigned to him. One or two of his hymns, which were published by the Wesleys, have been claimed for them, bu… Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: O tell me no more Of this world's vain store
Title: O tell me no more
Author: John Gambold
Meter: 5.5.11
Language: English
Copyright: Public Domain


O tell me no more Of this world's vain store. J. Gambold. [Peace with God.] Appeared in the English Moravian Hymn Book, 1742, No. 107, in 14 stanzas of 4 lines. In the 1886 ed., No. 488, it is reduced to 11 stanzas, and also slightly altered.

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



LYONS, named for the French city Lyons, appeared with a reference to “Haydn” in volume 2 of William Gardiner’s (PHH 111) Sacred Melodies. However, the tune was never found in the works of Franz Joseph Haydn or those of his younger brother Johann Michael Haydn. Recent research revealed that the…

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