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First Line: Do not beguile my heart
Last Line: That I may climbe and finde relief.
Subject(s): Bible; Religion; Theology


Do not beguile my heart,
Because thou art
My power and wisdome. Put me not to shame,
Because I am
Thy clay that sweeps, thy dust that calls.

Thou art the Lord of glorie;
The deed and storie
Are both thy due: but I, a silly flie,
That live or die,
According as the weather falls.

Art thou all justice, Lord?
Shows not thy word
More attributes? Am I all throat or eye,
To weep or crie?
Have I no parts but those of grief?

Let not thy wrathfull power
Afflict my houre,
My inch of life: or let thy gracious power
Contract my houre,
That I may climbe and finde relief.





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