In vain the giddy world inquires

In vain the giddy world inquires

Author: Samuel Stennett
Published in 25 hymnals

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1 In vain the giddy world inquires,
Forgetful of their God,
"Who will supply our vast desire,
"Or shew us any good?"

2 Thro' the wide circuit of the earth
Their eager wishes rove,
In chace of honor, wealth, and mirth,
The phantoms of their love.

3 But oft these shadowy joys elude
Their most intense pursuit;
Or if they seize the fancied good,
There's poison in the fruit.

4 Lord, from this world call off my love,
Set my affections right:
Bid me aspire to joys above,
And walk no more by sight.

5 O let the glories of thy face
Upon my bosom shine:
Assur'd of thy forgiving grace,
My joys will be divine.

Source: The Hartford Selection of Hymns: from the most approved authors: to which are added a number never before published (2nd ed.) #CCXLVIII

Author: Samuel Stennett

Samuel Stennett was born at Exeter, in 1727. His father was pastor of a Baptist congregation in that city; afterwards of the Baptist Chapel, Little Wild Street, London. In this latter pastorate the son succeeded the father in 1758. He died in 1795. Dr. Stennett was the author of several doctrinal works, and a few hymns. --Annotations of the Hymnal, Charles Hutchins, M.A. 1872.… Go to person page >

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First Line: In vain the giddy world inquires
Author: Samuel Stennett
Meter: 8.6.8.6
Language: English

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A Collection of Psalms and Hymns for the use of Universalist Societies and Families (13th ed.) #600Page Scan
A Collection of Psalms and Hymns for the Use of Universalist Societies and Families 16ed. #600Page Scan
A New Selection of Nearly Eight Hundred Evangelical Hymns, from More than 200 Authors in England, Scotland, Ireland, & America, including a great number of originals, alphabetically arranged #652Page Scan
A New Selection of Psalms and Hymns from the Most Approved Authors, Adapted to Public and Private Worship. 2nd ed. #d242
A Selection of Hymns & Psalms: from the most approved authors: principally from Watts & Rippon: together with originals #295Page Scan
A Selection of Hymns and Spiritual Songs: designed (especially the former part) for the use of congregations as an appendix to Dr. Watt's Psalms and Hymn #H.CCCLXIPage Scan
A Selection of Hymns and Spiritual Songs: in two parts, part I. containing the hymns; part II. containing the songs...(3rd ed. corr. and enl. by author) #H.CCCLXIPage Scan
A Selection of Hymns from the Best Authors.: including a great number of originals: intended to be an appendix to Dr. Watts's Psalms and Hymns. (Woodward's rev. and corr. ed.; Sterotype ed.) #399Page Scan
Hymns for Christian Melody #366Page Scan
Hymns for Conference Meetings and Private Devotions: Selected from Watts' Psalms and Hymns and Rippon's Supplement #d70
Seamen's Devotional Assistant and Mariners' Hymns (American Seamen's Friend Society) #d214
Seamen's Devotional Assistant, and Mariners' Hymns; prepared under direction of the American Seamen's Friend Society #142Page Scan
Select Hymns #d223
Select Hymns: adapted to the devotional exercises of the Baptist denomination (2nd ed.) #243Page Scan
Selection of Hymns from the Best Authors, intended to be an Appendix to Dr. Watts' Psalms and Hymns. (1st Am. ed.) #CCCXCIX
The Baptist Hymn Book, in Two Parts #d273
The Baptist Hymn Book: original and selected: in two parts #481Page Scan
The Hartford Selection of Hymns from the most approved authors to which are added, a number never before published. #248Page Scan
The Hartford Selection of Hymns from the Most Approved Authors: to which are added a number never before published #CCXLVIIITextPage Scan
The Hartford Selection of Hymns: from the most approved authors: to which are added a number never before published (2nd ed.) #CCXLVIIITextPage Scan
The Psalms and Hymns of Dr. Watts #1117Page Scan
Village Hymns #d259
Village hymns for social worship, selected and original: designed as a supplement to Dr. Watts's Psalms and hymns (2nd ed.) #252Page Scan
Village hymns for social worship, selected and original: designed as a supplement to Dr. Watts's Psalms and hymns (Stereotyped ed.) #252Page Scan
Village Hymns for Social Worship, Selected and Original: designed as a supplement to the Psalms and Hymns of Dr. Watts (6th ed.) #252Page Scan



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