Let worldly minds the world pursueAuthor: John Newton (pub.1774); Author (refrain): H. R. Jeffrey (pub.1885)
Published in 208 hymnals
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1 Let worldly minds the world pursue,
It has no charms for me;
Once I admired its trifles, too,
But grace hath set me free.
Free! free! free!
I am from sin set free!
This world has now no charms for me,
For Christ hath set me free.
2 Its pleasures can no longer please,
Nor happiness afford;
Far from my heart be joys like these,
Now, I have seen the Lord. [Refrain]
3 As by the light of op’ning day,
The stars are all concealed;
So earthly pleasures fade away,
When Jesus is revealed. [Refrain]
4 Creatures no more divide my choice,
I bid them all depart;
His name, His love, His gracious voice,
Have fixed my roving heart. [Refrain]
Source: Timeless Truths #816
|Instances (1 - 2 of 2)||Title||First Line||Tune||Tune Key||Author||Meter||Scripture||Date||Subject||Source|
|The Cyber Hymnal #3678||Let Worldly Minds the World Pursue||Let worldly minds the world pursue||BINGHAM||John Newton||CM||<cite>Olney Hymns</cite> (London: W. Oliver, 1779), number 59|
|Timeless Truths #816||I Am from Sin Set Free||Let worldly minds the world pursue||[Let worldly minds the world pursue]||Unknown; H. R. J.||22.214.171.124.126.96.36.199||Romans 6:22||Timeless Truths (http://library.timelesstruths.org/music/I_Am_from_Sin_Set_Free); Faith Publishing House, <i>Evening Light Songs</i>, 1949, edited 1987 (81); The Gospel Trumpet Company, <i>Select Hymns</i>, 1911 (452)|