The Love of Jesus Only

Tell me not of earthly pleasures that may leave me in a day

Author: Fanny Crosby
Tune: [Tell me not of earthly pleasures] (Kirkpatrick)
Published in 2 hymnals

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Representative Text

1 Tell me not of earthly pleasures,
That may leave me in a day,
Like a shadow they are fleeting,
Like a dream they pass away.

Tell of Him who came to save me,
Him who suffered, bled, and died;
With the love of Jesus only,
Can my soul be satisfied.

2 Tell me not of earthly grandeur,
What to me its gilded show?
Dearer far the priceless treasure
Jesus purchased long ago. [Refrain]

3 Tell me not of earthly glory,
In the cross my boast shall be,
Where the Son of God extended,
Thro’ the eye of faith I see. [Refrain]

4 Tell me more of life eternal,
Of my Savior tell me more;
Oh, the simple, touching story,
Let me hear it o’er and o’er. [Refrain]

Source: The Cyber Hymnal #9147

Author: Fanny Crosby

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Text Information

First Line: Tell me not of earthly pleasures that may leave me in a day
Title: The Love of Jesus Only
Author: Fanny Crosby
Language: English
Refrain First Line: Tell of Him who came to save me
Copyright: Public Domain


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