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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Tim

Toledo, OH, United States

What grace, what a mercy that we are not our own, that we can leave everything to the Lord. Blessed Jesus, take me, own me, make me, keep me wholly Thine. Once we let go and give oneself completely to Him the struggles cease and then we have rest.


Catherine

Bellevue, Washington, United States

"Lord, make this a reality in me! I belong to Jesus and I am not my own." In struggles and pains we turn to One who knows well the human sufferings of life, Jesus Christ our Savior. Once we allow Him the way in us we can fully rest in Him as our life and life supply. When we stop our struggling and let Him be the King in us can we know real rest. I am still learning to let go and to let Him be the Leading One in me.


Erliana

Surabaya, Jawa Timur, Indonesia

Thank You,Lord. I'm not my own, I'm not my own, I belong to You, and I'm not my own. Amen.


Erwin

Jakarta, Indonesia

Ohh Lord, Hallelujah! I am not my own! I belong to Jesus! Just for Thee... Amen.


Margaret Chui

California, United States

Yes, Lord. Teach us how to trust You in the midst of trials and sufferings. Go deeper in us. I treasure these words, " Trust Him when to simply trust Him, Seems the hardest thing of all."


Jasper Atimpo

Accra, Ghana

I am not my own, I am not my own. I belong to Jesus, And I am not my own. Thank You Jesus, I belong to YOU.


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).