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32b. Distress

1. So fades the lovely blooming flow’r,
Frail, smiling solace of an hour;
So soon our transient comforts fly,
And pleasure only blooms to die.

2. Is there no kind, no healing art,
To soothe the anguish of the heart?
Spirit of grace, be ever nigh;
Thy comforts are not made to die.

3. Let gentle patience smile on pain,
Till dying hope revives again,
Hope wipes the tear from sorrow’s eye,
And faith points upward to the sky.

Text Information
First Line: So fades the lovely blooming flow'r
Title: Distress
Author: Anne Steele (1760)
Publication Date: 1991
Meter: L.M.
Language: English
Tune Information
Name: DISTRESS
Meter: L.M.
Key: e minor
Source: Southern Harmony, 1835



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