Ye glittering toys of earth, adieu

Ye glittering toys of earth, adieu

Author: Anne Steele
Tune: FARNHAM (Mason)
Published in 139 hymnals

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1 Ye glittering toys of earth, adieu,
A nobler choice be mine;
A real prize attracts my view,
A treasure all divine.

2 Begone, unworthy of my cares,
Ye specious baits of sense;
Inestimable worth appears
The pearl of price immense!

3 Jesus to multitudes unknown,
O name divinely sweet!
Jesus in thee, in thee alone,
Wealth, honor, pleasure meet,

4 Should both the Indies at my call,
Their boasted stores resign;
With joy I would renounce them all
For leave to call thee mine.

5 Should earth's vain treasures all depart,
Of this dear gift possessed
I'd clasp it to my joyful heart,
And be forever bless'\ed.

6 Dear sovereign of my soul's desires,
Thy love is bliss divine;
Accept, the wish that love inspires,
And bid me call thee mine.

The Hartford Selection of Hymns from the most approved authors, 1799

Author: Anne Steele

Anne Steele was born at Broughton, Hampshire, in 1717. Her father was a timber merchant, and at the same time officiated as the lay pastor of the Baptist Society at Broughton. Her mother died when she was 3. At the age of 19 she became an invalid after injuring her hip. At the age of 21 she was engaged to be married but her fiance drowned the day of the wedding. On the occasion of his death she wrote the hymn "When I survey life's varied scenes." After the death of her fiance she assisted her father with his ministry and remained single. Despite her sufferings she maintained a cheerful attitude. She published a book of poetry Poems on subjects chiefly devotional in 1760 under the pseudonym "Theodosia." The remaining works were published a… Go to person page >

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First Line: Ye glittering toys of earth, adieu
Author: Anne Steele
Language: English
Copyright: Public Domain



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