So far in 2022, 11 million people from 200-plus countries around the world have benefitted from the Hymnary website! Thank you to all who use Hymnary.org and all who support it with gifts of time, talent and treasure. If you feel moved to support our work today with a gift of any amount and a word of encouragement, we would be grateful. You can donate online at our secure giving site. Or, if you'd like to make a gift by check, please send it to: Hymnary.org, Calvin University, 3201 Burton Street SE, Grand Rapids, MI 49546. May the hope, love, joy and peace of Advent be yours this day and always.

5761. Religion Is the Chief Concern

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

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

3. Religion should our thoughts engage,
Amidst our youthful bloom;
’Twill fit us for declining age,
And for the awful tomb.

4. O may my heart, by grace renewed,
Be my Redeemer’s throne;
And be my stubborn will subdued,
His government to own!

5. Let deep repentance, faith, and love
Be joined with godly fear;
And all my conversation prove
My heart to be sincere.

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

Text Information
First Line: Religion is the chief concern
Title: Religion Is the Chief Concern
Author: John Fawcett (1782)
Meter: CM
Language: English
Source: Hymns Adapted to the Circumstances of Public Worship and Private Devotion, 1782
Copyright: Public Domain
Tune Information
Name: GREEN HILL (Peace)
Composer: Albert Lister Peace (1885)
Meter: CM
Incipit: 33321 44325 54366
Key: E♭ Major
Copyright: Public Domain



Media
Adobe Acrobat image: Adobe Acrobat image
(Cyber Hymnal)
MIDI file: MIDI File
(Cyber Hymnal)
Noteworthy Composer score: Noteworthy Composer score
(Cyber Hymnal)
XML score: XML score
More media are available on the text authority and tune authority pages.

Suggestions or corrections? Contact us



Advertisements


It looks like you are using an ad-blocker. Ad revenue helps keep us running. Please consider white-listing Hymnary.org or subscribing to eliminate ads entirely and help support Hymnary.org.