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1 May peace and love from God above
2 My bosom ever fill,
3 So shall I find an humble mind
4 Obedient to his will.
5 May faith and trust, and all that's just,
6 My soul with ardour fire,
7 I seek not wealth, I ask but health,
8 Nor more would I desire.
9 May thanks and praise, throughout my days,
10 My heart and mind employ,
11 So shall I know, whilst here below,
12 More than an earthly joy.


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    Title (in Source Edition): HYMN.
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    Alcock [née Cumberland], Mary, 1741?–1798. Poems, &c. &c. by the Late Mrs. Mary Alcock [poems only]. London: Printed for C. Dilly, Poultry, 1799, p. 88. vii,[25],183,[1]p. (ESTC T86344) (Page images digitized by University of California Libraries.)

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