Lovers of pleasures more than lovers of God.@2 Timothy 3:4
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William Croft (1678–1727)

Charles Wes­ley, Hymns and Sac­red Po­ems 1749. These lines come from Wes­ley’s long­er Je­sus, Thou All Re­deem­ing Lord.

St. Anne Will­iam Croft, 1708 (🔊 pdf nwc).

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Charles Wesley (1707–1788)

Lovers of pleasure more than God,
For you He suffered pain;
Swearers, for you He spilt his blood;
And shall He bleed in vain?

Misers, for you his life He paid,
Your basest crime He bore:
Drunkards, your sins on Him were laid,
That you might sin no more.

The God of love, to earth He came,
That you might come to Heaven;
Believe, believe in Jesus’ name,
And all your sin’s forgiven.

Believe in Him that died for thee,
And, sure as He hath died,
Thy debt is paid, Thy soul is free,
And thou art justified.