Old-Line Primitive Baptist Hymn and Tune Book

Hymn #722: Long Have I Tried Terrestrial Joys

Hymn #721 Hymn #723

Death, Resurrection, and Eternity

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722 (C.M.)

Long have I tried terrestrial joys,

But here can find no rest —

Far from earth's vanity and noise —

"To be with Christ is best."

To be with Christ is best,

To be with Christ is best,

Far from earth's vanity and noise —

To be with Christ is best.

'Tis desert here, and thorns and foes

Do all the road infest;

The danger of the journey's short —

"To be with Christ is best."

To be with Christ, &c.

When earth can no delights afford,

He spreads a heav'nly feast;

Such dainties crown his royal board —

"To be with Christ is best."

To be with Christ, &c.

By this I fly the desert through,

And feel my soul refreshed;

What can obstruct me when I know,

"To be with Christ is best?"

To be with Christ, &c.

There an eternity with Thee,

I'll think myself well blest;

I see Thee here; but oh, to be,

"To be with Christ is best!"

To be with Christ, &c.

Hymn #721 Hymn #723