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Far from the world, O Lord, I flee,
From strife and tumult far;
From scenes, where Satan wages still,
His most successful war.


The calm retreat, the silent shade,
With prayer and praise agree;
And seem, by thy sweet bounty made,
For those who follow thee.


There, if thy Spirit touch the soul,
And grace her mean abode;
Oh! with what peace, and joy, and love,
She communes with her God!


There like the nightingale she pours
Her solitary lays,
Nor asks a witness of her song,
Nor thirsts for human praise.


Author and Guardian of my life,
Sweet Source of light divine;
And (all harmonious names in one)
My Saviour, thou art mine!


What thanks I owe thee, and what love,
A boundless, endless store;
Shall echo through the realms above,
When time shall be no more.


---Alternative verses---


There if thy Spirit cheer the soul,
And grace her mean abode;
Oh with what peace, and joy, and love,
She communes with her God!


Then if thy Spirit touch the soul,
And grace her mean abode;
Oh with what peace, and joy, and love,
She communes with her God!


Author and Guardian of my life,
Sweet source of light divine;
And (all harmonious names in one)
My Father, thou art mine!

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LYRICS
Meter: 8 6 8 6 (C.M.)
Writer(s):
    Trans/Adapted:
      Dates:
      Bible Refs: Mt 6:6;
      MUSIC
      Name: ST. BERNARD
      Meter: 8 6 8 6 (C.M.)
      Writer(s):
        Dates: 1741
        SCORE PREVIEW
        score
        ALTERNATIVE TUNES
        Name meter
        8 6 8 6 (C.M.)
        8 6 8 6 (C.M.)
        8 6 8 6 D (D.C.M.)
        8 6 8 6 D (D.C.M.)
        8 6 8 6 (C.M.)
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