Of all the pleasures that we know

Of all the pleasures that we know

Published in 4 hymnals

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1 Of all the pleasures that we know,
Thy service Lord exceeds the best;
Though in thy earthly courts below,
What is it then among the blest?

2 When we assemble to thy house,
And read thy word, to praise, and pray,
To hear thy gospel, pay our vows,
With what delight we spend the day!

3 How short the hours of worship seem!
What raptures do our spirits feel!
While we can speak and hear of him,
Who suffered death to work our weal!

4 From morn till noon, form noon till eve,
The pleasing theme we could attend;
Such satisfaction we receive
As strangers cannot comprehend.

5 All earthly joys with these compared,
Are less than nothing in our eyes;
Pleasures of sense we disregard,
And those of sin we would despise.

The Christian's duty, exhibited in a series of hymns, 1801

Text Information

First Line: Of all the pleasures that we know
Meter: 8.6.8.6
Language: English

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