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1 MY fainting heart my God would praise,
2 And tune my trembling tongue;
3 Review his love thro' all my days,
4 And bid my faith be strong.
5 Tho' from his house his chast'ning hand,
6 Withheld my languid frame;
7 His altar in my heart shall stand,
8 And there I'll bless his name.
9 I'll count his mercies as they rose,
10 And thanks for each employ;
11 For nights of peace and calm repose,
12 And days of health and joy.
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13 For friends, who form'd my mind with care,
14 For all my means of grace;
15 Shall impious doubts then check my prayer,
16 Tho' now he veils his face?
17 Resign'd, I wait a heavenly birth,
18 When God shall call me home;
19 Gently he weans my heart from earth,
20 My father bids me come.
21 If earthly sabbaths are no more,
22 I'll ask a seraph's lyre;
23 My spirit would delighted soar,
24 And join the heavenly choir.


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Title (in Source Edition): A SUNDAY EVENING's 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. [245]-246. [2],x,[4],258p.; 8° (ESTC T132359) (Page images digitized by University of California Libraries.)

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