By Aldo Thomas Ceresa

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Manhattan. C.M.

An A minor plain tune in 3/2 time. Composed 2008-12.

Text from William Cowper, 1779.

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Description

This tune was first sung at the childhood home of Lauren Bock (which is located in Manhattan) in April, 2008.

Text

Too many, Lord, abuse Thy grace
In this licentious day,
And while they boast they see Thy face,
They turn their own away.

The liberty our hearts implore
Is not to live in sin;
But still to wait at Wisdom's door,
Till Mercy calls us in.