Old-Line Primitive Baptist Hymn and Tune Book

Hymn #376: If Life'S Pleasures Charm Thee, Give Them Not Thy Heart

Hymn #375 Hymn #377

Reliance and Devotion

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376 (P.M.) Francis Scott Key

If life's pleasures charm thee, give them not thy heart,

Lest the gift ensnare thee from thy God to part.

His favor seek, His praises speak,

Fix here thy hope's foundation;

Serve Him, and He will ever be

The Rock of thy salvation.

If distress befall thee, painful though it be,

Let not grief appall thee; to thy Saviour flee:

He ever near, thy pray'r will hear,

And calm thy perturbation:

The waves of woe can ne'er o'erthrow

The Rock of thy salvation.

When earth's prospects fail thee, let it not distress,

Better comforts wait thee; Christ will freely bless:

To Jesus flee, thy prop He'll be,

Thy heav'nly consolation:

For griefs below cannot o'erthrow

The Rock of thy salvation.

Dangers may approach thee — let them not alarm;

Christ will ever watch thee and protect from harm;

He near thee stands, with mighty hands,

To ward off each temptation:

To Jesus fly — He's ever nigh,

The Rock of thy salvation.

Let not death alarm thee; shrink not from his blow,

For thy God shall arm thee, and victory bestow

For death shall bring to thee no sting,

The grave no desolation:

'Tis gain to die with Jesus nigh —

The Rock of thy salvation.

Hymn #375 Hymn #377