Let carnal minds the world pursue

Let carnal minds the world pursue

Author: John Newton
Published in 22 hymnals

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1 Let carnal minds the world pursue,
It has no charms for me;
Once I admired its trifle too,
But grace has set me free.

2 Its pleasures now no longer please,
No more content afford;
Far from my heart be joys like these,
Now I have seen the Lord.

3 As by the light of opening day,
The stars are all concealed;
So earthly pleasures fade away,
When Jesus is revealed.

4 Creatures no more divide my choice,
I bid them all depart;
His name, and love, and gracious voice,
Have fixed my roving heart.

5 Now, Lord, I would be thine alone,
And wholly live to thee;
But may I hope that thou wilt own
A worthless worm like me?

6 Yes, though of sinners I'm the worst,
I cannot doubt thy will;
For if thou hadst not loved me first,
I had refused thee still.

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

Author: John Newton

Newton, John, who was born in London, July 24, 1725, and died there Dec. 21, 1807, occupied an unique position among the founders of the Evangelical School, due as much to the romance of his young life and the striking history of his conversion, as to his force of character. His mother, a pious Dissenter, stored his childish mind with Scripture, but died when he was seven years old. At the age of eleven, after two years' schooling, during which he learned the rudiments of Latin, he went to sea with his father. His life at sea teems with wonderful escapes, vivid dreams, and sailor recklessness. He grew into an abandoned and godless sailor. The religious fits of his boyhood changed into settled infidelity, through the study of Shaftesbury and… Go to person page >

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First Line: Let carnal minds the world pursue
Author: John Newton
Meter: 8.6.8.6
Language: English

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Compilation of Hymns for the Use of the Churches of the Christian Union #d399
Hymn Book of the Methodist Protestant Church #359Page Scan
Hymn Book of the Methodist Protestant Church. (11th ed.) #359Page Scan
Hymns for Christian Melody #313Page Scan
Hymns, Selected and Original, for Public and Private Worship #307Page Scan
Hymns, Selected and Original, for Public and Private Worship, published by General Synod for the Evangelical Lutheran Church. 68th ed. (8th rev. ed.) #d418
Hymns, Selected and Original: for public and private worship (1st ed.) #307TextPage Scan
Hymns: original and selected, for public and private worship in the Evangelical Lutheran Church (16th rev. ed.) #307Page Scan
Hymns: selected and original, for public and private worship (4th ed. 3rd rev. ed.) #307Page Scan
Hymns: selected and original, for public and private worship (30th ed.) #307Page Scan
Hymns: selected and original, for public and private worship (60th ed., 1st rev. ed.) #307Page Scan
Revival Hymns ... with a Supplement. 2nd ed. #d145
The Army Hymn Book #d46
The Army Hymn Book. 2nd ed. #d58
The Hartford Selection of Hymns from the most approved authors to which are added, a number never before published. #290Page Scan
The Hartford Selection of Hymns from the Most Approved Authors: to which are added a number never before published #CCXCTextPage Scan
The Hartford Selection of Hymns: from the most approved authors: to which are added a number never before published (2nd ed.) #CCXCTextPage Scan
The Psalmody: a collection of hymns for public and social worship #463Page Scan
Village Hymns #d293
Village hymns for social worship, selected and original: designed as a supplement to Dr. Watts's Psalms and hymns (2nd ed.) #373Page Scan
Village hymns for social worship, selected and original: designed as a supplement to Dr. Watts's Psalms and hymns (Stereotyped ed.) #373Page Scan
Village Hymns for Social Worship, Selected and Original: designed as a supplement to the Psalms and Hymns of Dr. Watts (6th ed.) #373Page Scan



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