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Hymn: Religion is the chief concern (FL)

Hymnal: The Christian Psalmist

Date: 1850

Compiler: Silas W Leonard and A D Fillmore

Publisher/Printer: S W Leonard

First Line: Religion is the chief concern

Topic: <no topic given>

Writer: <no first name given> <no last name given>


Meter: CM


Hymn Number: 101

Page Number: 143, click to see hymnal pages


RELIGION is the chief concern

Of mortals here below;

May its great importance learn,

Its sovereign virtue know!

More needful this, than glitter-ing wealth,

Or aught the world bestows,

Nor reputations, food or health,

Can give us such repose.

Religion should our thoughts engage,

Amidst our youthful bloom;

'T will fit us for declining age,

And for the awful tomb.

O, may my heart, by grace renewed,

Be my Redeemer's throne;

And be my stubborn will subdued,

His government to own.

Let deep repentance, faith, and love,

Be joined with godly fear;

And all my conversation prove

My heart to be sincere.