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1 THIS mortal life may soon be over,
2 Adieu! adieu to all I know!
3 The dust may soon my body cover,
4 But whither shall my spirit go?
5 Ere I hope pardon thro' his blood.
6 Or can my Saviour's ransom claim;
7 Or dare aspire to Heaven's abode,
8 Tell me conscience what I am?
9 By him, the Universal Lord,
10 Have I sought to be approv'd?
11 Him have I humbly still ador'd,
12 And gratefully my Maker lov'd?
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13 Are thy commands, O God of truth,
14 Still my pleasure to obey?
15 Have they temper'd well my youth,
16 And are they guards to guide my way?
17 And do I shew my love to thee,
18 Whom my eyes have never seen;
19 By love to those who are like me,
20 Subject to sorrow and to sin?
21 As all my errors I've revolv'd,
22 Do I repent as I survey?
23 Them have I faithfully resolv'd,
24 To leave thro' every future day.


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Title (in Source Edition): A HYMN IN SICKNESS.
Author: Eliza Day
Genres: hymn

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Daye, Eliza, b. ca. 1734. Poems, on Various Subjects. Liverpool: Printed by J. M'Creery, 1798, pp. [218]-219. [2],x,[4],258p.; 8° (ESTC T132359) (Page images digitized by University of California Libraries.)

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