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First Line: Some there are who seem exempted
Last Line: Grief was sent thee for thy good.
Alternate Author Name(s): Bayly, Nathaniel Thomas Haynes
Subject(s): Grief; Sorrow; Sadness


SOME there are who seem exempted
From the doom incurr'd by all;
Are they not more sorely tempted?
Are they not the first to fall?
As a mother's firm denial
Checks her infant's wayward mood,
Wisdom lurks in every trial --
Grief was sent thee for thy good.

In the scenes of former pleasure,
Present anguish hast thou felt?
O'er thy fond heart's dearest treasure
As a mourner hast thou knelt?
In the hour of deep affliction,
Let no impious thought intrude,
Meekly bow with this conviction,
Grief was sent thee for thy good.





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