Gladly Would I Leave Behind Me

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In 2009, I remember stumbling upon the first verse of Ann Griffith’s hymn in a book and immediately thinking I’d found a gem. Her simple devotion resonated in my soul. As Christians, the desire to lay aside everything in order to gain Christ is a thought that should echo in everything we think and do. Ann’s words capture that thought beautifully. I wrote additional lyrics to more fully express the gladness we experience as we long to glorify our Savior in life or by death. — Doug

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VERSE 1
Gladly would I leave behind me
All the pleasure I have known
To pursue surpassing treasures
At the throne of God the Son
Worthy of unending worship
Love and loveliness is He
By His precious death were millions
From the jaws of death set free

VERSE 2
Gladly would I give to Jesus
All affection, everything
For the washing of His mercy
Makes my ransomed heart to sing
“Holy, holy!” is the chorus
Rising up from those who see
Christ exalted, bright and burning
Full of pow’r and purity

CHORUS
Where else can I go?
Jesus, You’re the One
That I was made to know
What else can I do?
Jesus, You’re my all
I gladly run to You

VERSE 3
Gladly would I flee temptations
For their troubles fill my life
Turn and seek my God and Savior
For His goodness satisfies
Earthly treasures, all are passing
Thieves break in and rust destroys
But in God are awesome splendor
Love, and everlasting joys

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Gladly would I give to Jesus
All affection, everything
For the washing of His mercy
Makes my ransomed heart to sing


Credits:
Verse one by Ann Griffiths (1805), music and additional words by Doug Plank
© 2012 Sovereign Grace Worship (ASCAP)

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from From Age to Age, released April 10, 2012

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