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AGUR'S PRAYER




Thus Agur breathed his warm desire;
“My God, two favours I require;
In neither my request deny—
Vouchsafe them both before I die:”


“Far from my heart and tents exclude
Those enemies to all that's good—
Folly, whose pleasure ends in death,
And falsehood's pestilential breath.”


“Be neither wealth nor want my lot;
Below the dome, above the cot,
Let me my life unanxious lead;
And know not luxury nor need.”


Those wishes, Lord, we make our own:
O may thy heavenly blessing crown
Our pittance—till this mortal breath,
Expiring, tunes thy praise in death !


But shouldst thou large possessions give.
May we with thankfulness receive
Th' exub'rance....still our God adore,
And bless the needy from our store!


Or should we feel the pains of want,
Submission, resignation grant;
Till thou shalt send the wished supply,
Or call us to the bliss on high.

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LYRICS
Meter: 8 8 8 8 (L.M.)
Writer(s):
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      LIST OF LYRIC SOURCES
      Hymn/Song Book Year Song #
      1815# 167
      MUSIC
      Name: WINCHESTER NEW
      Meter: 8 8 8 8 (L.M.)
      Writer(s):
        Dates: 1690,1847
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