1. O tell me no more of this world’s vain store,
The time for such trifles with me now is o’er;
A country I’ve found where true joys abound;
To dwell I’m determined on that happy ground.
2. The souls that believe, in Paradise live,
And me in that number will Jesus receive;
My soul don’t delay–He calls thee away;
Rise, follow thy Saviour, and bless the glad day.
3. No mortal doth know what he can bestow,
What life, strength, and comfort;–go after him, go;
Lo, onward I move, and but Christ above,
None guesses how wondrous my journey will prove.
4. Great spoils I shall win, from death, hell and sin,
‘Midst outward afflictions, shall feel Christ within;
And when I’m to die, Receive me, I’ll cry,
For Jesus hath loved me, I cannot tell why.
Author: John Gambold, The Christian’s Duty, exhibited in a series of hymns, 1791
Meter: 10s & 11s
Hesperian Harp: Page 268
Songbook of the Conquering Christian (forerunner of Song in the Night): Page 54