Fade Fade Each Earthly Joy

This hymn is about end-times or death. It was written in 1843/44 by Scottish hymn-writer and evangelical preacher's wife, Catherine J. Bonar (neƩ Lundie) (1821-1884). The original title was "Pass away, earthly joy"

With meter  it is set to the tune LUNDIE, composed for the text by Theodore E. Perkins (1831-1912).


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Choir, unaccompanied:

Small group - country style

Instrumental version - midi keyboard


Fade, fade, each earthly joy;
Jesus is mine.
Break ev'ry tender tie;
Jesus is mine.
Dark is the wilderness,
Earth has no resting place,
Jesus alone can bless;
Jesus is mine.

Tempt not my soul away;
Jesus is mine.
Here would I ever stay;
Jesus is mine.
Perishing things of clay,
Born but for one brief day,
Pass from my heart away;
Jesus is mine.

Farewell, ye dreams of night;
Jesus is mine.
Lost in this dawning bright,
Jesus is mine.
All that my soul has tried
Left but a dismal void;
Jesus has satisfied;
Jesus is mine.

Farewell, mortality;
Jesus is mine.
Welcome, eternity;
Jesus is mine.
Welcome, O loved and blest,
Welcome, sweet scenes of rest,
Welcome, my Savior’s breast;
Jesus is mine.

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