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3. Then the great work we have to do, 3. With it the thoughtless sons of men,
Let us with all our might pursue; Before the rapid stream are borne
The Wisdom of redeeming Time. 4. Yet while the shore on either side 1. God of eternity! from thee
Presents a gaudy, flattering show,
Nor think to what a world we go. Revolve by thine unvaried law.[years 5. Great Source of wisdom! teach our 2. Silent and swift they glide away:
That time may bear us on to joys
And Satan's empire fell;
And all his wonders tell.
That fall on Zion's hill,
He calls the hours his own;
And praise surround the throne.
To David's holy son;
Salvation from thy throne.
3. Thy grace still dwells upon my heart, 2. Not all the good which earth bestows And sheds its fragrance there;
Can fill the craving mind; The noblest balm of all its wounds, Its highest joys have mingled woes, The cordial of its care.
And leave a sting behind. 4. I'll speak the honors of thy name With my last laboring breath;
13. Begone, ye gilded vanities,
I seek some solid good;
To real bliss my wishes rise
The favor of my God. God our Portion. 1. In vain the erring world inquires
4. To thee, my God, my soul aspires; For true, substantial good;
Dispel these shades of night; Whilst earth confines their low desires, Enlarge and fill these vast desires They live on airy food.
With infinite delight.