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1 I HAVE a home, it is not here;
2 Then here would anxious cares be wrong;
3 For I must dwell for ever there;
4 And here I must not tarry long.
5 I would but take a traveller's care,
6 For what I meet, in this my road;
7 If coarse or fine should be my fare,
8 My way with thorns or roses strew'd.
9 If I my lov'd companions lose,
10 Let me not loiter in my way;
11 Nor study here what I would choose;
12 As if my journey were my stay.
13 For when I bid this earth farewell,
14 And at my home my spirit lands,
15 I shall find friends will never fail,
16 And have a house that ever stands.


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Title (in Source Edition): RESIGNATION.
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, p. [238]. [2],x,[4],258p.; 8° (ESTC T132359) (Page images digitized by University of California Libraries.)

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