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70. Oh Child Do Not Despair

1 Oh child do not despair
It's hard to see from there
So let us lift you way up high
So you can see the sky

2 And on our shoulders stand
To survey all the land
Then looking far and looking free
Please tell us what you see

3 May children ev'rywhere
Not ever know despair
May all find shoulders to the sky
And all be lifted high.

Text Information
First Line: Oh child do not despair
Title: Oh Child Do Not Despair
Author: Secretary Michael
Publication Date: 2015
Language: English
Notes: (traditional hymn: "O Bless the Lord, My Soul")
Copyright: Public Domain
Tune Information
Composer: Aaron Williams (1760's)
Key: F Major
Copyright: Public Domain

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