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Let worldly minds the World Pursue

Discussion in 'Christian Music' started by JM, Jul 15, 2010.

  1. JM

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    The last few months I've been learning to play the banjo from videos online. The Appalachian melodies often move the spirit and the lyrics are fun. When I sit on the front step to practice the neighbours will open the windows to listen so I use lyrics from Gadsby's Hymnal to substitute the traditional lyrics.

    The following hymn by John Newton works well with Tom Dooley

    #1100 CM J. Newton

    1. Let worldly minds the World Pursue
    It has no charms for me;
    Once I admired its trifles too,
    But grace has set me free.

    2. Its pleasures now no longer please,
    No more content afford;
    Far from my heart be joys like these;
    Since I have known the Lord.

    3. As by the light of op'ning day
    The stars are all concealed,
    So earthly pleasures fade away
    When Jesus is revealed.

    4. Creatures no more divide my choice,
    I bid them all depart;
    His name, and love, and gracious voice
    Have fixed my roving heart.

    5. 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?

    6. 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.
     
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