Vain, delusive world, adieu

Vain, delusive world, adieu

Author: Charles Wesley
Published in 266 hymnals

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1 Vain, delusive world, adieu,
With all of creature good!
Only Jesus I pursue,
Who bought me with His blood:
All thy pleasures I forego;
I trample on thy wealth and pride;
Only Jesus will I know,
And Jesus, crucified.

2 Other knowledge I disdain;
'Tis all but vanity:
Christ, the Lamb of God, was slain,--
He tasted death for me.
Me to save from endless woe
The sin-atoning Victim died:
Only Jesus will I know,
And Jesus, crucified.

3 Him to know is life and peace,
And pleasure without end;
This is all my happiness,
On Jesus to depend;
Daily in His grace to grow,
And ever in His faith abide;
Only Jesus will I know,
And Jesus, crucified.


Source: Book of Worship (Rev. ed.) #415

Author: Charles Wesley

Charles Wesley, M.A. was the great hymn-writer of the Wesley family, perhaps, taking quantity and quality into consideration, the great hymn-writer of all ages. Charles Wesley was the youngest son and 18th child of Samuel and Susanna Wesley, and was born at Epworth Rectory, Dec. 18, 1707. In 1716 he went to Westminster School, being provided with a home and board by his elder brother Samuel, then usher at the school, until 1721, when he was elected King's Scholar, and as such received his board and education free. In 1726 Charles Wesley was elected to a Westminster studentship at Christ Church, Oxford, where he took his degree in 1729, and became a college tutor. In the early part of the same year his religious impressions were much deepene… Go to person page >

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First Line: Vain, delusive world, adieu
Author: Charles Wesley
Meter: 7.6
Language: English
Copyright: Public Domain

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A Choice Selection of Hymns. 6th ed. #d259

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A Choice Selection of Psalms, Hymns and Spiritual Songs for the use of Christians #374

A Collection of Hymns Adapted to the Use of the Methodist Episcopal Church #d606

A Collection of Hymns for Public and Private Devotion #d268

A Collection of Hymns for Public, Social and Domestic Worship #d900

A Collection of Hymns for Public, Social and Domestic Worship #d906

A Collection of Hymns for Public, Social, and Domestic Worship #d906

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A Collection of Hymns for Public, Social, and Domestic Worship #575

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A Collection of Hymns for the use of Christians #M.XXXI

A Collection of Hymns for the Use of the African Methodist Episcopal Church in America #d363

A Collection of Hymns for the use of the Methodist Episcopal Church. Rev. with a Supplement #d634

A Collection of Hymns for the use of the Wesleyan Methodist Connection of America #d558

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A Collection of Hymns, for the Use of the People Called Methodists, with a Supplement #681

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A Collection of Hymns, for the use of the Wesleyan Methodist Connection of America. #220

A Collection of Psalms and Hymns Suited to the Various Occasions of Public Worship #d341

A Compilation of Genuine Church Music. 4th ed. #d302

A New and Beautiful Collection of Select Hymns and Spiritual Songs #d327

A New Book of Hymns for the Use of the Methodist Episcopal and Other Churches #d255

A Prayer Meeting and Revival Hymn Book . 27th ed. #d517

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A Selection of Spiritual Songs: with music for the Church and the Choir #479

Baptist Harmony #d237

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Book of Worship (Rev. ed.) #415

Calvary Selection of Spiritual Songs with Music for the Church and the Choir #d960

Camp Meeting Hymn Book #d141

Choice Hymns: a Collection of Hymns from the Free Methodist Hymnal #d139

Christian Psalms and Hymns to Aid in Public and Private Devotion #d978

Church Melodies, a Collection of Psalms, Hymns and Spiritual Songs #d1107

Compilation of Hymns for the Use of the Churches of the Christian Union #d764

Conference Hymns for Social Worship. 8th ed. #d140

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Devotional hymns: selected for public and social worship #S208

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Dupuy's Hymns and Spiritual Songs (Rev. corr. and enl.) #S180

Evangelical Musick: or, The Sacred Minstrel and Sacred Harp United #d102

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Familiar Hymns for Social Meetings #71

Family and Social Melodies #d371

Free Methodist Hymnal #d646

General Collection of Hymns, Original and Selected, for Use of Christians #d336

Glad Hallelujahs #d162

Gospel Hymn and Tune Book #d387

Gospel Melodies #d189

Harmonia Sacra, being a Compilation of Church Music. 10th ed #d340

Heart Melodies: Selected Hymns for Use in Evangelistic . . . 2nd ed. #d94

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Hymn and Tune Book of the Methodist Episcopal Church, South (Round Note Ed.) #391

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Hymn Book of the Methodist Episcopal Church, South #391

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Hymn Book of the Methodist Protestant Church #343

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Hymn Book of the Methodist Protestant Church. (11th ed.) #343

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Hymn Book of the Methodist Protestant Church. (2nd ed.) #585

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Hymn book of the Methodist Protestant Church. (4th ed.) #585

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Hymn Book of the United Evangelical Church #349

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Hymn-Book of the Evangelical Association #357

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Hymnal of the Methodist Episcopal Church #456

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Hymnal of the Methodist Episcopal Church #456

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Hymns and Sacred Poems #257

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Hymns and Songs for Social and Sabbath Worship #295

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Hymns and Songs for Social and Sabbath Worship. (Rev. ed.) #295

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Hymns and Songs of Praise for Public and Social Worship #583

Hymns and Spiritual Songs #d395

Hymns and Spiritual Songs on Different Subjects #d75

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Hymns and Spiritual Songs, Original and Selected, for the Use of Christians. (5th ed.) #B127

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Hymns and Spiritual Songs, Original and Selected, for the Use of Christians. (8th ed.) #b127

Hymns and Spiritual Songs, Selected and Original. 7th ed. #d463

Hymns and Spirtual Songs on Different Subjects. Book 1 and 2. #d73

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Hymns and Tunes for Prayer and Social Meetings #60

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