1 Tell me not of the pleasures of sin,
For I now from its bondage am free,
And the joys of the One crucified
Have ecclipsed all its follies to me.
Shall I shrink from the thorns in the way,
When He lendeth me favor and breath,
When the thorns He hath borne on His brow,
When He tasted the sorrows of death?
2 Though I walk ’mid the sorrows of life,
And the billows of sin sweep the sky,
I will trust in my Savior and Friend,
To His wide open arms I will fly.
Oh, I fear not the breakers of sin,
For my anchor is fastened above,
And the One who has gone on before
Has enraptured my soul with His love.
3 Though my path be in sadness and grief,
And the shadows grow dark on the lea,
And the last earthly friend prove untrue,
I will trust in the blood shed for me.
When around me the sea billows foam,
Let me hide till the storm passes by,
From the tempter’s allurement and charm,
In the Rock that is higher than I.
Daniel Otis Teasley, 1876-1942
Died: November 15, 1942, Santa Ana, California.
Teasley entered the ministry of the Church of God denomination in 1896, and pastored in New York. Sometime after 1910, he became General Manager of the Gospel Trumpet Company, where he worked until 1917. He then worked as general manager of Warner Press (1917-18). His works include:
Historical Geography of the Bible, 1898, 1917
The Holy Spirit and Other Spirits, 1904
How to Conduct a Sunday School, 1911
The Gospel Guide-book, 1918
The Bible and How to Interpret It, 1918
At the Cross of Jesus Bowing
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Display Title: Assurance in ChristFirst Line: Tell me not of the pleasures of sinTune Title: [Tell me not of the pleasures of sin]Author: D. O. T.Meter: 188.8.131.52 DScripture: Psalm 61:2Source: Faith Publishing House, Echoes from Heaven, 1976 (13); The Gospel Trumpet Company, Select Hymns, 1911 (83); Timeless Truths (http://library.timelesstruths.org/music/Assurance_in_Christ)