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BARREN FIG TREE




God of my life to thee belong
The thankful heart—the grateful song;
Touched by thy love, each tuneful chord.
Resounds the goodness of the Lord.


Thou hast preserved my fleeting breath,
And chased the gloomy shades of death;
The venomed arrows vainly fly,
When God our great deliverer's nigh.


Yet why, dear Lord, this tender care?
Why does thy hand thus kindly rear
A useless cumberer of the ground,
On which no pleasant fruits are found?


Still may the barren fig tree stand!
And, cultivated by thy hand,
Verdure, and bloom, and fruit afford—
Meet tribute to its bounteous Lord.


So shall thy praise employ my breath,
Through life, and in the arms of death:
My soul the pleasant theme prolong,
Then rise to aid the angelic song.

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LYRICS
Meter: 8 8 8 8 (L.M.)
Writer(s):
    Trans/Adapted:
      Dates:
      Bible Refs: Lk 13:6-9;
      LIST OF LYRIC SOURCES
      Hymn/Song Book Year Song #
      1815# 622
      MUSIC
      Name: WAREHAM
      Meter: 8 8 8 8 (L.M.)
      Writer(s):
        Dates: 1738
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