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1 HOW quick the passing hours have fled,
2 And days how fast they speed;
3 And morning light, and evening shade,
4 With rapid haste succeed.
5 Still now the busy hand of toil,
6 Our sun lights other skies;
7 To him whose favors on me smile,
8 My evening praises rise.
9 Of blessings which my life has brought,
10 I'm lost in the survey;
11 For scarcely could I number out
12 The mercies of this day.
13 The health, the peace, the social joy,
14 My happy hours have shar'd;
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15 For all my wants a rich supply,
16 Was thro' this day prepar'd.
17 No irksome toil my time opprest,
18 Or sloth supinely lost;
19 With social ease, it still was blest,
20 Or pleasing cares could boast.
21 I thank my God who led me on,
22 His statutes to pursue,
23 For any good my hand has done,
24 And all I wish'd to do.
25 And now I lay me down to rest,
26 Beneath his guardian care:
27 Unless his wisdom think it best,
28 No danger shall come near.


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Title (in Source Edition): EVENING HYMN.
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. [247]-248. [2],x,[4],258p.; 8° (ESTC T132359) (Page images digitized by University of California Libraries.)

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