ALL THINGS ON EARTH ARE VANITY
A11 things on earth are vanity,
The things of time decay:
The dearest and most pleasant things
Will soon dissolve away.
Even the blessings here enjoyed
Of friend and family,
In time they too will be destroyed:
All things are vanity.
Let me regard not things below
Nor give them greater care
Than when I to my grave shall go,
Or Jesus shall appear.
MY soul as a weaned child must be,
My heart's affection set
On heaven and eternity,
On Christ, my living Head.
(Tune: Alas! and Did My Savior Bleed?)
Common Meter 86.86.