O tell me no more

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1 O tell me no more
Of this world's vain store;
The time for such trifles with me now is o'er.

2 A country I've found
Where true joys abound;
To dwell I'm determined on that happy ground.

3 The souls that believe,
In Paradise live;
And me in that number will Jesus receive.

4 My soul don't delay,
He calls thee away;
Rise, follow thy Savior, and bless the glad day.

5 No mortal doth know
What he can bestow;
What life, strength, and comfort, go after him, go.

6 Lo, onward I move,
And but Christ above,
None guesses how wondrous my journey will prove.

7 Great spoils I shall win,
From death, hell and sin;
'Midst outward afflictions, shall feel Christ within.

8 Perhaps for his name,
(Poor dust as I am)
Some works I shall finish with glad loving aim.

9 I still (which is best)
Shall in his dear breast
(As at the beginning) find pardon and rest.

10 And when I'm to die,
Receive me, I'll cry,
For Jesus hath loved me, I cannot say why.

11 But this I do find,
We two are so joined,
He'll not live in glory and leave me behind.

12 Lo this is the race
I'm running through grace,
Henceforth till admitted to see my Lord's face.

13 And now I'm in care,
My neighbors may share;
These blessings to seek them will none of you dare!

14 In bondage, oh why,
And death will you lie,
When one here assures you free grace is so nigh?

The Christian's duty, exhibited in a series of hymns, 1791

Author: John Gambold

Gambold, John, M.A., was b. April 10, 1711, at Puncheston, Pembrokeshire, where his father was vicar. Educated at Christ Church, Oxford, where he graduated B.A. in 1730, M.A. in 1734. Taking Holy Orders, he became, about 1739, Vicar of Stanton Harcourt, Oxfordshire, but resigned his living in Oct. 1742, and joined the United Brethren [Moravians], by whom lie was chosen one of their bishops in 1754. He d. at Haverfordwest, Sept. 13, 1771. He published an edition of the Greek Testament; Maxims and Theological Ideas; Sermons, and a dramatic poem called Ignatius. About 26 translations and 18 original hymns in the Moravian Hymn Books are assigned to him. One or two of his hymns, which were published by the Wesleys, have been claimed for them, bu… Go to person page >

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First Line: O tell me no more Of this world's vain store
Title: O tell me no more
Author: John Gambold
Meter: 5.5.11
Language: English


O tell me no more Of this world's vain store. J. Gambold. [Peace with God.] Appeared in the English Moravian Hymn Book, 1742, No. 107, in 14 stanzas of 4 lines. In the 1886 ed., No. 488, it is reduced to 11 stanzas, and also slightly altered.

--John Julian, Dictionary of Hymnology, Appendix, Part II (1907)



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