This Sunday: Gladly Would I Leave Behind Me

This Sunday, February 5th, Susan Dant will sing “Gladly Would I Leave Behind Me” as a solo during both worship services. The lyrics are listed below. Use them, as well as the song link and scripture, as you prepare for corporate worship this week.

Gladly Would I Leave Behind Me

Verse One by Ann Griffiths
Music and Additional Words by Doug Plank

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

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

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

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