Agur's Wish

Thus Agur breathed his warm desire

Published in 13 hymnals

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1 Thus Agur breathed his warm desire:
"My God, two favors I require,
In neither my request deny,
Vouchsafe them both before I die.

2 "Far from my heart and tents exclude
Those enemies to all that's good,
Folly whose pleasures end in death,
And falsehood's pestilential breath:

3 "Be neither wealth nor want my lot;
Below the dome, above the cot,
Let me my life unanxious lead,
And know not luxury nor need."

4 These wishes, Lord, we make our own
O shed in moderation down
Thy bounties, 'till this mortal breath,
Expiring tunes thy praise in death!

5 But should'st thou large possessions give,
May we with thankfulness receive
The good and--still our God adore,
And bless the needy from our store.

6 Or should we feel the pains of want,
Submission, resignation grant,
Till thou shalt send the wished supply,
Or call us to the bliss on high.

The Christian's duty, exhibited in a series of hymns, 1791

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First Line: Thus Agur breathed his warm desire
Title: Agur's Wish
Language: English

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The African Methodist Episcopal Church Hymn Book #d438
The Christian's Duty: exhibited in a series of hymns collected from various authors designed for the worship of God, and for the edification of Christians (2nd ed.) #CCXCIIIPage Scan
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