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World adieu, thou real cheat

World adieu, thou real cheat

Published in 23 hymnals

Full Text

1 World adieu! thou real cheat,
Oft have thy deceitful charms
Fill'd my heart with fond conceit,
Foolish hopes, and false alarms;
Now I see, as clear as day,
How thy follies pass away.

2 Vain thy entertaining sights,
False thy promises renew'd,
All the pomp of thy delights
Does but flatter and delude;
Thee I quit, for heav'n above,
Object of the noblest love.

3 Farewell honour's empty pride,
Thy own nice, uncertain gust,
If the least mischange betide,
Lays thee lower than the dust:
Worldly honours end in gall,
Rise today – to-morrow fall.

4 Foolish vanity – farewell–
More inconstant than the wavs,
Where thy soothing fancies dwell,
Purest tempers they deprave;
He, to who I fly from thee,
Jesus Christ shall set me free.

5 Let not, Lord! my wand'ring mind
Follow after fleeting toys,
Since, in thee alone, I find
Solid and substantial joys:
Toys which never overpast,
Through eternity shall last.

6 Lord! how happy is a heart
After thee while it aspires!
True and faithful as thou art,
Thou shalt answer its desires:
It shall see the glorious scene
Of thine everlasting reign.

Source: A Collection of Hymn Tunes from the most modern and approved authors #XIV

Text Information

First Line: World adieu, thou real cheat
Publication Date: 1818
Copyright: This text in in the public domain in the United States because it was published before 1923.



Instances (1 - 23 of 23)Text InfoTune InfoTextScoreFlexScoreAudioPage Scan
A Collection of Hymn Tunes from the most modern and approved authors #XIVTextPage Scan
A Selection of Hymns #d335
A Selection of Hymns, from the Best Authors #247Page Scan
A Selection of Hymns, from Various Authors: adapted to Public Worship and Social Prayer Meetings #d451
Christian Psalmody, in Four Parts; containing Dr. Watt's Psalms Abridged; Dr. Watt's Hymns Abridged; Select Hymns from Other Authors; and Select Harmony: together with directions... (2nd. ed.) #SH97Page Scan
Hymns for Christian Melody #414Page Scan
Musica Sacra: or, Springfield and Utica Collections United: consisting of Psalm and hymn tunes, anthems, and chants (2nd revised ed.) #176bPage Scan
Musica Sacra; or Springfield and Utica Collections United #d177
Seamen's Devotional Assistant and Mariners' Hymns (American Seamen's Friend Society) #d598
Seamen's Devotional Assistant, and Mariners' Hymns; prepared under direction of the American Seamen's Friend Society #135Page Scan
Select Hymns #d521
Select Hymns: adapted to the devotional exercises of the Baptist denomination (2nd ed.) #253Page Scan
Select Hymns: the third part of Christian Psalmody; with directions for musical expression (Stereotype ed.) #97Page Scan
Spiritual Melodies #d368
Spiritual Melodies. Enl. & impr. ed. #d433
The Halifax Selection of Hymns: intended as a Supplement to Dr. Watts' Psalms and Hymns #d500
The Hartford Selection of Hymns from the most approved authors to which are added, a number never before published. #395Page Scan
The Hartford Selection of Hymns: from the most approved authors: to which are added a number never before published (2nd ed.) #CCCXCVPage Scan
The Psalms, Hymns and Spiritual Songs of the Rev. Isaac Watts, D. D.: to which are added select hymns, from other authors; and directions for musical expression (New ed.) #D97Page Scan
Village Hymns #d670
Village hymns for social worship, selected and original: designed as a supplement to Dr. Watts's Psalms and hymns (2nd ed.) #249Page Scan
Village hymns for social worship, selected and original: designed as a supplement to Dr. Watts's Psalms and hymns (Stereotyped ed.) #249Page Scan
Village Hymns for Social Worship, Selected and Original: designed as a supplement to the Psalms and Hymns of Dr. Watts (6th ed.) #249Page Scan
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