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When we follow earthly splendor

When we follow earthly splendor

Author: Jessie Brown Pounds
Tune: [When we follow earthly splendor]
Published in 6 hymnals

Audio files: MIDI

Representative Text

1 When we follow earthly splendor,
Seeking only selfish ease;
Blessed Lord, we hear Thee saying,
“Do you love Me more than these?”

More than these, more than these,
Do you love me more than these?
More than these, more than these,
Do you love me more than these?

2 When the crowns of human glory
We, in blindness, try to seize;
We can catch the tender question:—
“Do you love Me more than these?” [Refrain]

3 Leaving home, and friends, and country,
Over land and over seas;
We would follow when Thou callest:—
“Do you love Me more than these?” [Refrain]

Source: Christian Gospel Hymns: for church, Sunday school, and evangelistic meetings: contains the cream of all the old songs, and the very best of all the new #3

Author: Jessie Brown Pounds

Jessie Brown Pounds was born in Hiram, Ohio, a suburb of Cleveland on 31 August 1861. She was not in good health when she was a child so she was taught at home. She began to write verses for the Cleveland newspapers and religious weeklies when she was fifteen. After an editor of a collection of her verses noted that some of them would be well suited for church or Sunday School hymns, J. H. Fillmore wrote to her asking her to write some hymns for a book he was publishing. She then regularly wrote hymns for Fillmore Brothers. She worked as an editor with Standard Publishing Company in Cincinnati from 1885 to 1896, when she married Rev. John E. Pounds, who at that time was a pastor of the Central Christian Church in Indianapolis. A memorab… Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: When we follow earthly splendor
Author: Jessie Brown Pounds
Refrain First Line: More than these



Instances (1 - 6 of 6)
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Christian Gospel Hymns #3

Epworth Praises #d244

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Grateful Praise #60

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Pentecostal Hymns Nos. 5 and 6 Combined #169

Praise and Rejoicing #d119

The Children's Hallelujah #d175

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