By Aldo Thomas Ceresa
Relly's Farewell. C.M.
An A minor plain tune in 4/4 time. Composed 2015.
Text from James Relly, 1758.
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.