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Prayer Under Affliction

1802

 

Almighty Pow'r, who wings the storm,
And calms the raging wind,
Restore health to my wasted form,
And tranquilize my mind.

 

For ah ! how poignant is the grief
Which self misconduct brings,
When racking pains find no relief,
And injur'd conscience stings.

 

Let penitence forgiveness plead,
Hear lenient Mercy's claims ;
Thy justice let be satisfied,
And blotted out my crimes.

 

But should thy sacred law of Right,
Seek life, a sacrifice,
O ! haste that awful, solemn night,
When death shall veil mine eyes.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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