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First Line: Even such is time, that takes in trust
Last Line: My god shall raise me up, I trust.
Alternate Author Name(s): Ralegh, Walter
Variant Title(s): Verses Found In His Bible .. At Westminster;the Conclusion;lines Written The Night Before His Execution;to-day A Man, To-morrow None;last Line;his Epitaph;lines Found In His Bible In The Gate-house;even Such Is Time;verses Made The Night Before His Beheading;verses Made The Night Before He Died;lines Said To Have Been Written On The Eve Of His Execution;epitaph;verses Written In His Bible
Subject(s): Ambition; Death; Easter; Faith; Great Britain - History; Heaven; Holidays; New Year; Religion; Time; Transience; Dead, The; The Resurrection; Belief; Creed; English History; Paradise; Theology; Impermanence

Even such is Time, which takes in trust
Our youth, our joys, and all we have,
And pays us but with age and dust;
Who in the dark and silent grave,
When we have wandered all our ways,
Shuts up the story of our days:
And from which earth, and grave, and dust,
The Lord shall raise me up, I trust.

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