LET shallow things of earth depart,
    A better choice is mine;
A nobler prize attracts my heart,
    A treasure all divine.
2  Jesus to multitudes unknown,
    O, name divinely sweet!
Jesus, in Thee, in Thee alone,
    True wealth and pleasure meet.
3  Should all the nations at my call,
    To me their wealth consign,
With joy I would renounce them all,
    For leave to call Thee mine.
4  Should earth’s vain treasures all depart,
    Of this dear gift possessed,
I’d clasp it to my joyful heart,
    And be for ever blessed.
5  Dear Sovereign of my soul’s desires,
    Thy love is bliss divine;
Accept the pledge that love inspires,
    And let me call Thee mine.
Anne Steele, 1717-78‡