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VANITIES OF THE WORLD




Begone, ye gilded vanities,
I seek substantial good:
To real bliss my wishes riseó
The favour of my God.


Thy smiles immortal joys impart,
Heaven dawns in every ray:
One glimpse of thee will cheer my heart,
And turn my night to day.


Not all the good which earth bestows,
Can fill the craving mind:
Its highest joys have mingled woes,
And leave a sting behind.


Should boundless wealth increase my store.
Can wealth my cares beguile?
I should be wretched still, and poor,
Without thy blissful smile.


Let the sweet hope that thou art mine,
My life and death attend;
Thy presence through my journey shine,
And crown my journey's end.


Grant, O my Father and my God,
This sweet, this one request,
Be thou my guide to thine abode,
And mine eternal rest.

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LYRICS
Meter: 8 6 8 6 (C.M.)
Writer(s):
    Trans/Adapted:
      Dates:
      Bible Refs: Ps 4:6-7;
      LIST OF LYRIC SOURCES
      Hymn/Song Book Year Song #
      1815# 652
      MUSIC
      Name: WINDSOR
      Meter: 8 6 8 6 (C.M.)
      Writer(s):
        Dates: 1533,1591
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