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Religion is the chief concern Of mortals




Religion is the chief concern
Of mortals here below;
May I its great importance learn,
Its sovereign virtues know.


More needful this
than glitt'ring wealth,
Or aught the world bestows;
Not reputation, food, nor health.
Can give us such repose.


Religion should our thoughts engage
Amidst our youthful bloom;
'Twill fit us for declining age,
And for the awful tomb.


O may my heart, by grace renewed,
Be my Redeemer’s throne;
And be my stubborn will subdued,
His government to own!


Let deep repentance, faith, and love
Be joined with godly fear;
And all my conversation prove
My heart to be sincere.


Let lively hope my soul inspire;
Let warm affections rise;
And may I wait with strong desire
To mount above the skies!


Preserve me from the snares of sin
Through my remaining days,
And in me let each virtue shine,
To my Redeemer’s praise.


---Alternative verses---


Religion is the chief concern
Of mortals here below;
May we its great importance learn,
Its sov'reign virtues know.


O may our hearts, by grace renewed,
Be our Redeemer’s throne;
And be our stubborn wills subdued,
His government to own!


May true repentance, faith, and love
Be joined with godly fear;
And all our conversation prove
Our hearts to be sincere.


Preserve us from the snares of sin
Through our remaining days,
And in us let each virtue shine,
To our Redeemer’s praise.

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LYRICS
Meter: 8 6 8 6 (C.M.)
Writer(s):
    Trans/Adapted:
      Dates: 1782
      Bible Refs: Ec 12:1; Mk 12:30; Lk 10:42;
      MUSIC
      Name: ST. ANNE
      Meter: 8 6 8 6 (C.M.)
      Writer(s):
        Dates: 1708
        SCORE PREVIEW
        score
        ALTERNATIVE TUNES
        Name meter
        8 6 8 6 D (D.C.M.)
        8 6 8 6 (C.M.)
        8 6 8 6 (C.M.)
        8 6 8 6 (C.M.)
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