Thou shalt love the Lord thy God with all thy heart, and with all thy soul, and with all thy mind, and with all thy strength.@Mark 12:30
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John Fawcett (1740-1817)
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John Fawcett, Hymns Adapted to the Circumstances of Public Worship and Private Devotion 1782.

Green Hill (Peace) Albert L. Peace, 1885 (🔊 pdf nwc).

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Albert L. Peace (1844-1912)

Religion is the chief concern
Of mortals here below:
May I its great importance learn
Its sovereign virtue know!

More needful this than glittering wealth
Or aught the world bestows;
Nor reputation, food nor health,
Can give us such repose.

Religion should our thoughts engage,
Amidst our youthful bloom;
’Twill 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.

Let lively hope my soul inspire;
Let warm affections rise;
And may I wait with strong desire
To mount above the skies!