Tell me no more of earthly toys

Tell me no more of earthly toys

Author: Susanna Harrison
Published in 72 hymnals

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1 Tell me no more of earthly toys,
Of sinful mirth and carnal joys,
(The things I lov'd before:)
Let me but view my Saviour's face,
And feel his animating grace,
And I desire no more.

2 Tell me no more of praise and wealth,
Of careless ease and blooming health,
For they have all their snares:
Let me but know my sins forgiv'n,
And see my name enroll'd in heaven,
And I am free from cares.

3 Tell me no more of lofty tow'rs,
Delightful gardens, fragrant bow'rs,
For these are trifling things;
The little room for me design'd,
Will suit as well my easy mind,
As palaces of kings.

4 Tell me no more of crowding guests,
Of gaudy dress, and sumptuous feasts,
Extravagance and waste:
My little table, only spread
With wholesome herbs and wholesome bread,
Will better suit my taste.

5 Give me a bible in my hand,
A heart to read and understand,
This sure, unerring word;
I'd urge no company to stay,
But sit alone from day to day
And converse with the Lord.



Source: Hymns, Selected and Original: for public and private worship (1st ed.) #443

Author: Susanna Harrison

Harrison, Susanna, invalided from her work as a domestic servant at the age of 20, published Songs in the Night, 1780. This included 133 hymns, and passed through ten editions. She is known by "Begone, my worldly cares, away," and "O happy souls that love the Lord." Born in 1752 and died Aug. 3, 1784. --John Julian, Dictionary of Hymnology, New Supplement (1907)… Go to person page >

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First Line: Tell me no more of earthly toys
Author: Susanna Harrison

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A Choice Selection of Psalms, Hymns and Spiritual Songs for the use of Christians #706

A Prayer Meeting and Revival Hymn Book . 27th ed. #d439

Christian Psalms and Hymns to Aid in Public and Private Devotion #d831

Compilation of Hymns for the Use of the Churches of the Christian Union #d661

Conference Hymns, Original and Selected. Vol. 2 #d41

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Hymn and Tune Book for Use in Old School or Primitive Baptist Churches #205

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Hymn Book of the Methodist Protestant Church #S25

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Hymn Book of the Methodist Protestant Church. (11th ed.) #S25

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Hymn Book of the United Evangelical Church #351

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Hymns for Christian Melody #322

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Hymns for Family Worship, with Prayers for Every Day in the Week (2nd ed.) #95

Hymns for Schools and Families #d97

Hymns for the Use of the Brethren in Christ #d449

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Hymns, Selected and Original, for Public and Private Worship #443

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Hymns, Selected and Original: for public and private worship (1st ed.) #443

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Hymns: selected and original, for public and private worship (30th ed.) #443

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Hymns: selected and original, for public and private worship (60th ed., 1st rev. ed.) #443

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Oberlin social & sabbath school hymn book #111

Old School Sonnets, or a Selection of Choice Hymns #d221

Primitive Baptist Hymn Book for All Lovers of Sacred Song. 3rd ed. #d175

Select Melodies, comprising the Best of Those Hymns and Spiritual Songs in Common Use #d217

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Songs in the Night (2nd ed.) #111

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Songs of Pilgrimage: a hymnal for the churches of Christ (2nd ed.) #882

Spiritual Melodies #d284

Spiritual Melodies. Enl. & impr. ed. #d333

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The Advent Harp; designed for believers in the speedy coming of Christ #68a

The Baptist Harmony #d348

The Baptist Harmony #d359

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The Baptist Hymn Book: original and selected: in two parts #B96

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The Baptist Psalmody: a selection of hymns for the worship of God #500

The Choralist #d328

The Christian Lyre #d381

The Church Hymn Book #d907

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The Harp #670

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The Social and Sabbath School Hymn-Book. (5th ed.) #111

The Wesleyan Harp, a Collection of Hymns and Tunes Suitable for Social Worship. 1st ed. #d113

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The Young Christian's Companion #95

The Young Christian's Companion. 2nd ed. #d18

Union Prayer Meeting Hymns #d203

Union Prayer Meeting Hymns #d203

Zion's Harp #d120

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