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But think that we
Are but turned aside to sleep.
Keep us, Lord, so awake in the duties of our calling that we may sleep in thy peace and wake in thy glory.
One short sleep past, we wake eternally,
And death shall be no more; Death, thou shalt die.
Doubt wisely; in strange way To stand inquiring right, is not to stray; To sleep, or run wrong, is.
Thou'rt slave to fate, chance, kings, and desperate men,
And dost with poison, war, and sickness dwell;
And poppy or charms can make us sleep as well
And better than thy stroke.
Sleep with clean hands, either kept clean all day by integrity or washed clean at night by repentance.
From rest and sleep, which but thy pictures be, Much pleasure, then from thee much more, must flow, And soonest our best men with thee do go, Rest of their bones, and soul's delivery.
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