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Level Land. C.M.

An F♯ minor plain tune in 3/4 time. Composed 2010.

Text from R.T. Kelley, paraphrase of Eccl. Ch. 1, 2010.

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There is no new thing 'neath the Sun,

No work of man is new.

For all is vanity and dust,

Our right acts are too few.

 

All rivers run into the sea,

Yet never fill it o'er.

Unto the place whence rivers come

The flood is e'er restored.

 

I gave my heart to seek and search 

Out all that's here below:

All wisdom knew and folly too,

Their end's the same, it's woe.

 

For in much wisdom is much grief

No learning gives relief;

And he who gains more knowledge sees

His sorrows all increase.