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THE LORD THE BEST PORTION




Let men who are carnal,
Enjoy mirth and wine,
I seek not their pleasure,
Their aim is not mine:
The one thing that’s needful,
That far better part,
The joys of salvation
Shall gladden my heart.


Let mortals grown wealthy,
Boast much of their store;
Amidst great abundance,
They’re wretched and poor;
Let monarchs spread widely
Their pomp and renown,
Yet grace in the lowly
Surpasses their crown.


The Lord is my portion,
Thy joy of my heart,
And from broken cisterns,
I cheerfully part:
The smiles of my Saviour
Are dearer to me,
Than earth’s fading honours,
Or treasure can be.

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LYRICS
Meter: 11 11 11 11
Writer(s):
    Trans/Adapted:
      Dates: 1818
      Bible Refs: Lam 3:24;
      LIST OF LYRIC SOURCES
      Hymn/Song Book Year Song #
      1818# 768
      MUSIC
      Name: CLARENDON STREET (GORDON)
      Meter: 11 11 11 11
      Writer(s):
        Dates: 1876
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        ALTERNATIVE TUNES
        Name meter
        11 11 11 11
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