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Relly's Farewell. C.M.

An A minor plain tune in 4/4 time. Composed 2015.

Text from James Relly, 1758.

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Farewell, vain world, from thee I cease,
Having survey'd thee round;
Thy honour, wealth, thy joy and peace,
I've now a bubble found.

Thro' disappointments all my days,
I've been by thee oppress'd:
Yea, curs'd and cross'd in all the ways,
Where other men were blest.

No more deluded by thy smiles,
Nor crush'd beneath thy frown;
My Jesus blasts thy cobweb wiles,
And gives the glorious crown.