Be gone, O world of paltry pleasure –
Proud dreams, defilement, vain deceit.
The King of Heaven is now my treasure,
Let His dominion be complete.
My will no more: my life is hid –
Thy will, O Lord, as Thou dost bid.
This world cannot bring satisfaction;
‘Tis naught but lies and emptiness –
A game of risk and vain distraction,
Which ends in sorrow and distress.
In all my ways, O guide me, Jesus,
To grow in wisdom and in grace,
So virtue in my life increases
Till, saved, I stand before Thy face.
Ways of the Lord #97
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