Instrumentation: Recorders (SATB)
Time: 1:22
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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
Composer: Unknown
Meter: 10s & 11s
Hesperian Harp: Page 268
Songbook of the Conquering Christian (forerunner of Song in the Night): Page 54

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