Let worldly minds the world pursue,
It has no charms for me;

Let worldly minds the world pursue,
       It has no charms for me;
Once I admired its treed organs 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,
      Now I have seen the Lord.

As by the light of opening 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 cannot doubt Thy will;
For if Thou hadst not loved me first,
      I had refused Thee still.

~ John Newton

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