“Whoever will be a friend of the world
is the enemy of God.” James 4:4
2. Vain, thy entertaining sights,
False thy promises renew’d,
All the pomp of thy delights
Does but flatter and delude:
Thee I quit for Heaven above,
Object of the noblest love.
3. Let not, Lord, my wand’ring mind
Follow after fleeting toys;
Since in thee alone I find
Solid and substantial joys;–
Joys that, never overpast,
Through eternity shall last.
4. Lord, how happy is a heart,
After thee while it aspires!
True and faithful as thou art,
Thou wilt answer its desires;
It shall see the glorious scene
Of thine everlasting reign.
Song in the Night: not included in the last version
Author: Charles Wesley (translated from Mad. de Bourignon)
Composer: A. Forbush and Wm. Houser
Source: The Hesperian Harp, p. 360