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Hymn #205: Let Worldly Minds The World Pursue

Hymn #204 Hymn #206

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205 (C.M.) Isaac Watts

Let worldly minds the world pursue

It has no charms for me;

Once I admired its trifles, too,

But grace has set me free.

Its pleasures now no longer please,

No more content afford;

Far from my heart be joys like these;

Since I have known the Lord.

As by the light of op'ning day

The stars are all concealed,

So earthly pleasures fade away

When Jesus is revealed.

Creatures no more divide my choice,

I bid them all depart;

His name, and love, and gracious voice

Have fixed my roving heart.

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?

Yes! Though of sinners I'm the worst,

I can not doubt Thy will;

For if Thou hadst not loved me first,

I had refused Thee still.

Hymn #204 Hymn #206