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Through all the changing scenes of life,
In trouble and in joy,
The praises of my God shall still
My heart and tongue employ.
For sorrow is our joy,
And joy our greatest sorrow.
Elissa dies tonight,
And Carthage flames tomorrow.
Glad tidings of great joy I bring To you and all mankind.
As pants the hart for cooling streams
When heated in the chase.
Thus on the fatal banks of Nile,
Weeps the deceitful crocodile.
And silence their mourning
With vows of returning
But never intending to visit them more.
No never, no never, intending to visit them more.
When I am laid, am laid in earth, May my wrongs create
No trouble, no trouble in thy breast;
Remember me, remember me, but ah! forget my fate.
Remember me, but ah! forget my fate.
While shepherds watched their flocks by night,
All seated on the ground,
The angel of the Lord came down,
And glory shone around.
Great minds against themselves conspire, and shun the cure they most desire.
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War's very object is victory, not prolonged indecision. In war there is no substitute for victory.
July 30, 1715
Nahum Tate was an Irish poet, hymnist and lyricist, who became England's poet laureate in 1692. Tate is best known for The History of King Lear, his 1681 adaptation of Shakespeare's King Lear.
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