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First Line: Worldly designs, fears, hopes, farewell!
Last Line: No joys but thine are purely sweet.
Subject(s): Ambition; Flight; Flying


I

WORLDLY designs, fears, hopes, farewell!
Farewell all earthly joys and cares!
On nobler thoughts my soul shall dwell,
Worldly designs, fears, hopes, farewell!
At quiet, in my peaceful cell,
I'll think on God, free from your snares;
Worldly designs, fears, hopes, farewell!
Farewell all earthly joys and cares.

II

I'll seek my God's law to fulfil,
Riches and power I'll set at nought;
Let others strive for them that will,
I'll seek my God's law to fulfil:
Lest sinful pleasures my soul kill,
(By folly's vain delights first caught,)
I'll seek my God's law to fulfil,
Riches and power I'll set at nought.

III

Yes (my dear Lord!) I've found it so;
No joys but thine are purely sweet;
Other delights come mixt with woe,
Yes (my dear Lord!) I've found it so.
Pleasure at courts is but in show,
With true content in cells we meet;
Yes (my dear Lord!) I've found it so,
No joys but thine are purely sweet.





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