Let thy gifts be to thyself, and give thy rewards to another.@Daniel 5:17

Charles Wes­ley, Short Hymns on Se­lect Pass­ag­es of the Ho­ly Scrip­tures (Bris­tol, Eng­land: E. Far­ley, 1762), Vol­ume 2, num­ber 1300, alt.

Julian Fred­er­ick C. Ma­ker, before 1901 (🔊 pdf nwc).

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Charles Wesley (1707–1788)

What hath this wretched world to give
Which Christians can with joy receive?
Its goods for one short moment stay,
And pass insensibly away:
I seek a permanent reward;
The favor of my glorious Lord,
The gift unspeakable be mine,
And all the heav’n of love divine.