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Thou wakeful shepherd, that does Israel keep, Rais’d by thy goodness from the bed of sleep, To thee I offer up this hymn As my best morning sacrifice; May it be gracious in thine eyes To raise me from the bed of sin. And do I live to see another day? I vow, my God, henceforth to walk thy ways, And sing thy praise All those few days Thou shalt allow. Could I redeem the time I have mis-spent In sinful merriment, Could I untread Those paths I led I would so expiate each past offence, That ev’n from thence The innocent should wish themselves like me When with such crimes they such repentance see. With joy I’d sing away my breath, Yet who can die so to receive his death.
Bishop William Fuller (1608-1675)
Track-specific metadata for CDD22058 disc 2 track 8