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1 MY strong support, my sov'reign king,
2 Oh, deign to hear my evening vows;
3 Submission to thy will I bring,
4 In humble trust my spirit bows.
5 Let ceaseless thanks my heart employ,
6 For life, thy loving kindness gave;
7 And health, and powers to make it joy,
8 And friends my heedless youth to save.
9 My life I fondly have review'd,
10 Thy love in ev'ry stage to see;
11 And now for all departed good,
12 My heavenly friend shall be to me.
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13 Thro' all the sorrows I have felt,
14 A parent's tender care appears;
15 To know they were in mercy dealt,
16 Subdues my doubts, dispels my fears.
17 Now let my slumbering conscience wake,
18 I'll bid my cherish'd sins depart;
19 Patient each bitter portion take,
20 And let it purify my heart.
21 I'll humbly seek my father's love,
22 There pardon dwells, there rich reward:
23 My contrite prayers his mercies move,
24 To be my safety and my guard.
25 In all my wants he's rich to give,
26 In all my weakness strong to save;
27 His conquering son has bid me live,
28 And brighten'd sickness and the grave.


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Title (in Source Edition): AN EVENING 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. [249]-250. [2],x,[4],258p.; 8° (ESTC T132359) (Page images digitized by University of California Libraries.)

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