Earth's glittering prizes!

(Alexander Smellie, "The Hour of Silence" 1899)

"Since, then, you have been raised with Christ, set your hearts on things above, where Christ is seated at the right hand of God. Set your minds on things above, not on earthly things!" Colossians 3:1-2

Earth's joys grow dim. Earth's glittering prizes prove transient and unreal.

I desire to be delivered . . .
  from the inanities and vulgarities of the world,
  from the follies of fashion and pleasure,
  from the pride of riches and prestige.

"The world and its desires pass away, but the man who does the will of God lives forever!" 1 John 2:17