Tell me not of earthly pleasures

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Tell me not of earthly pleasures,
  Tempt me not with sordid gain;
Mock me not with earth's illusions,
  Vex me not with honors vain.
I am weaned from sinful idols;
  I am henceforth not my own;
I have giv'n my heart to Jesus,
  I belong to Him alone.
  I am not my own,
I am not my own.
I belong to Jesus,
  And I am not my own.
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Oh, the blessed rest it brings us
  To belong to Christ alone;
We can draw on all His fulness
  When we've nothing of our own.
Blessed Jesus, take me, own me,
  Make me, keep me wholly Thine.
Deign to find in me Thy portion,
  While I joy to call Thee mine.
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Weary soul, give up the struggle,
  Cease at length thyself to own;
Give yourself away to Jesus,
  And belong to Him alone.
Once He gave His all to win thee,
  Now He asks as much of thee;
All He has He fully gives thee;
  Let thy love His portion be.
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Clarence Cobbold

Accra, Ghana

Truly I am not my own, and I belong to Jesus. Lord make this song my daily reality. I first heard this song when a brother called it in a Young People's Training in Accra. And since then I've enjoyed much life from it. Thank You Lord, for purchasing me with Your redeeming blood.


Jerald Imperial

Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates

Weary soul, give up the struggle, cease at length thyself to own; give yourself away to Jesus, and belong to Him alone. Once He gave His all to win thee, now He asks as much of thee; all He has He fully gives thee; let thy love His portion be. Praise the Lord! Amen.


Jean Patience

Likasi, KATANGA, Democratic Republic Of Congo

I am so happy because since I gave my life to Him I will be never alone. I belong to Him, my Lord and Saviour.


Frank Pytel

Chicago, Illinois, United States

The precious blood of Jesus has paid the price, and I am not my own (1 Cor. 6:19-20).

I have the Spirit within, so I am sealed and belong to Christ alone (Rom. 8:9). So as I live, I live to Lord, or if I die, I die to the Lord, I am the Lord's (Rom. 14:7-8). "Oh, the blessed rest it brings us to belong to Christ alone." All is yours, and you are Christ's, and Christ is God's (1 Cor. 3:22-23).


Boaz Leong

Philippines

"Tell me not of earthly pleasures, tempt me not with sordid gain; mock me not with earth's illusions, vex me not with honors vain...I am not my own"! May we have the same feeling as the author.