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Take these things hence! - The purging of the temple
(Horatius Bonar/Johannes Thomas Rüegg)

The purging of the temple.

John 2,16.

1. Take these things hence!
      self and its idols vile,
      the sin and vanity,
      the lust of gold and gain. (PDF - Midi)

2. Take these things hence!
      each folly of the will,
      each unsubdued desire,
      each fever-pulse of earth.

3. Take these things hence!
      the love of earthly ease,
      the unchecked appetite,
      the impulses of time.

4. Take these things hence!
      the self-will and the sloth,
      vainglory of the mind,
      ambition of the soul.

5. Take these things hence!
      the love of creature-love,
      the images of sense,
      the passions of the world.

6. Take these things hence!
      the pride of place and pomp,
      of dress and ornament,
      of luxury and gems.

7. Take these things hence!
      lusts of the ear and eye,
      lusts of the mind and flesh,
      that fill up all the room.

8. Take these things hence!
      the passions and the dreams!
      the idle hopes and fears,
      the impure mirth and song.

9. Take these things hence!
      let not the holy shrine,
      the temple of the Lord,
      be thus defiled and stained.

10. Take these things hence!
      make not my Father's house
      a house of merchandise,
      the market of the world.

11. Take these things hence!
      the Holy Spirit's shrine,
      God's holy house, are ye;
      and ye are not your own!

Horatius Bonar, The Song of the New Creation, and other pieces, 1872, 34-36.

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