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WORHT OF THE SOUL




Small the advantage to my soul,
Did I in gold and jewels shine,
Should endless pleasures round me roll,
Or I could call a sceptre mine.


Not all the mountains of Peru,
Supremely rich, immensely large,
Could pay the numerous suns I owe,
Or my enormous debts discharge.



Unnumbered worlds surpassing this,
Were all their stores of wealth my own,
Could not procure celestial bliss,
Or for the least offence atone.


Then will I envy those no more,
Who make these glittering toys their boast
Let them possess what they adore,
They gain the world, their souls are lost.

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LYRICS
Meter: 8 8 8 8 (L.M.)
Writer(s):
    Trans/Adapted:
      Dates: 1818
      Bible Refs: Mt 16:26;
      LIST OF LYRIC SOURCES
      Hymn/Song Book Year Song #
      1818# 384
      MUSIC
      Name: MELCOMBE
      Meter: 8 8 8 8 (L.M.)
      Writer(s):
        Dates: 1782
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