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1 MY gracious God, whose kind conducting hand
2 Has steer'd me thro' this Life's tumultuous sea,
3 From many a rock, and many a tempest free,
4 Which prudence could not shun, nor strength withstand,
5 And brought at length almost in sight of land,
6 That quiet haven where I long to be,
7 Only the streights of Death betwixt, which we
8 Are doom'd to pass, e'er reach the heavenly strand;
9 Be this short passage boisterous, rough, and rude,
10 Or smooth, and calm Father, thy Will be done
11 Support me only in the troublous stour;
12 My sins all pardon'd thro' my Saviour's blood,
13 Let Faith, and Hope, and Patience still hold on
14 Unshaken, and Joy crown my latest hour!


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Title (in Source Edition): SONNET.
Themes: God; death
Genres: sonnet; Italian (Petrarchan) sonnet
References: DMI 32629

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Pearch, G. A collection of poems in four volumes. By several hands. Vol. IV. [The second edition]. London: printed for G. Pearch, 1770, p. 55. 4v. ; 8⁰. (ESTC T116245; DMI 1137; OTA K093079.004) (Page images digitized from a copy in the Bodleian Library [(OC) 280 o.791].)

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