21. Since life in sorrow must be spent

Since life in sorrow must be spent,
So be it—I am well content,
And meekly wait my last remove,
Seeking only growth in love.

No bliss I seek, but to fulfil
In life, in death, thy lovely will;
No succours in my woes I want,
Save what thou art pleased to grant.

Our days are numbered, let us spare
Our anxious hearts a needless care:
'Tis thine to number out our days;
Ours to give them to thy praise.

Love is our only business here,
Love, simple, constant, and sincere;
O blessed days, thy servants see,
Spent, O Lord! in pleasing thee!

Text Information
First Line: Since life in sorrow must be spent
Title: Since life in sorrow must be spent
Translator: William Cowper
Author: Madame Guyon
Publication Date: 1800
Language: English
Tune Information
(No tune information)






Advertisements