While some in folly's pleasures roll

While some in folly's pleasures roll

Author: Cotton
Published in 32 hymnals

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1 While some in folly's pleasures roll,
And court the joys which hurt the soul:
Be mine that silent calm repast,
A peaceful conscience to the last:

2 That tree which bears immortal fruit,
Without a canker at the root;
That friend, who never fails the just,
When other friends desert their trust.

3 With this companion in the shade,
My soul no more shall be dismay'd;
But fearless meet the midnight gloom,
And the pale monarch of the tomb.

4 Though heav'n afflict, I'll not repine;
The noblest comforts still are mine.
Comforts, which over death prevail,
And journey with me through the vale.

5 The Lord will smooth my rugged way,
And lead me to the realms of day,
To milder skies and brighter plains,
Where everlasting pleasure reigns.

Source: A Collection of Hymns and A Liturgy: for the use of Evangelical Lutheran Churches; to which are added prayers for families and individuals #266

Author: Cotton

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First Line: While some in folly's pleasures roll
Author: Cotton

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A Collection of Psalms and Hymns for Publick Worship #LXXIII

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A Collection of Psalms and Hymns for Publick Worship (2nd ed.) #LXXIII

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A Collection of Psalms and Hymns for Social and Private Worship #CCXL

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A Collection of Psalms and Hymns for the Sanctuary #334

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A Collection of Psalms and Hymns, for Social and Private Worship #383

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A Collection of Psalms and Hymns, for Social and Private Worship (Rev. ed. with supplement) #383

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A Selection of Hymns and Psalms for Social and Private Worship (2nd ed. Enl. and Imp.) #217

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A Selection of Hymns and Psalms for Social and Private Worship (6th ed.) #224

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A Selection of Hymns and Psalms, for Social and Private Worship. (11th ed.) #224

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A Selection of Hymns and Psalms: for social and private worship (3rd ed. corr.) #217

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A Selection of Hymns for Worship (2nd ed.) #394

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A Selection of Psalms and Hymns, Embracing all the Varieties of Subjects #H108

Family Singing Book. Rev ed. with Supplement #d327

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Hymn Book for Christian Worship #492

Hymns for Children and Young Persons #d493

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Hymns for Christian Devotion: especially adapted to the Universalist denomination #432

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Hymns for Christian Devotion: especially adapted to the Universalist denomination. (New ed.) #432

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Hymns for the Sanctuary #457

The Christian Psalter #d650

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The Springfield Collection of Hymns for Sacred Worship #291

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