The Worldling

My barns are full, my stores increase

Author: John Newton
Published in 32 hymnals

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1 "My barns are full, my stores increase,
And now for many years,
Soul, eat and drink, and take thine ease,
Secure from wants and fears."

2 Thus while a worldling boasted once,
As many now presume;
He heard the Lord himself pronounce,
His sudden, awful doom.

3 "This night, vain fool, thy soul must pass
Into a world unknown;
And who shall then the stores possess,
Which thou hast called thine own!"

4 Thus blinded mortals fondly scheme,
For happiness below;
'Till death destroys the pleasing dream,
And they awake to woe.

5 Ah! who can speak the vast dismay
That fills the sinner's mind,
When torn, by death's strong hand away,
He leaves his all behind.

6 Wordlings, who cleave to earthly things,
But are not rich to God;
Will feel that death is full of stings,
And hell their dark abode.

7 Dear Saviour make us timely wise,
Thy gospel to attend;
That we may live above the skies,
When this poor life shall end.

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: My barns are full, my stores increase
Title: The Worldling
Author: John Newton
Meter: 8.6.8.6
Language: English

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A Collection of Hymns and Prayers, for Public and Private Worship #162TextPage Scan
A Collection of Hymns and Spiritual Songs, Generally Used at Camp and Prayer Meetings #d141
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.CCLXXXVIIIPage 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.CCLXXXVIIIPage Scan
Hymns and Spiritual Songs for the use of Christians. 9th ed. #d112
Hymns and Spiritual Songs for the Use of Christians #d87
Hymns and Spiritual Songs for the use of Christians #42TextPage Scan
Hymns and Spiritual Songs for the Use of Christians. 8th ed. #d108
Hymns and Spiritual Songs, for the Use of Christians #d64
Hymns and Spiritual Songs. 1st Canadian ed. #d186
Hymns for Christian Melody #211Page Scan
Hymns of Zion #d133
Hymns, Selected and Original, for Public and Private Worship #219Page Scan
Hymns, Selected and Original, for Public and Private Worship, published by General Synod for the Evangelical Lutheran Church. 68th ed. (8th rev. ed.) #d480
Hymns, Selected and Original: for public and private worship (1st ed.) #219TextPage Scan
Hymns: original and selected, for public and private worship in the Evangelical Lutheran Church (16th rev. ed.) #219Page Scan
Hymns: selected and original, for public and private worship (4th ed. 3rd rev. ed.) #219Page Scan
Hymns: selected and original, for public and private worship (30th ed.) #219Page Scan
Hymns: selected and original, for public and private worship (60th ed., 1st rev. ed.) #219Page Scan
Revival Hymns. 4th ed. #d73
Select Hymns #d280
Select Hymns: adapted to the devotional exercises of the Baptist denomination (2nd ed.) #102Page Scan
The Hartford Selection of Hymns from the most approved authors to which are added, a number never before published. #195Page Scan
The Hartford Selection of Hymns from the Most Approved Authors: to which are added a number never before published #CXCVTextPage Scan
The Hartford Selection of Hymns: from the most approved authors: to which are added a number never before published (2nd ed.) #CXCVTextPage Scan
The Lord's Songs: a collection of composures in metre, such as have been most used in the late glorious revivals; Dr. Watts' psalms and hymns excepted #CCXXXIXPage Scan
The Old Baptist Hymn Book #d189
Village Hymns #d337
Village hymns for social worship, selected and original: designed as a supplement to Dr. Watts's Psalms and hymns (2nd ed.) #34Page Scan
Village hymns for social worship, selected and original: designed as a supplement to Dr. Watts's Psalms and hymns (Stereotyped ed.) #34Page Scan
Village Hymns for Social Worship, Selected and Original: designed as a supplement to the Psalms and Hymns of Dr. Watts (6th ed.) #34Page Scan
Zion's Hymns, for the Use of the Original Free-Will Baptist Church of North Carolina #d164



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