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Far from the world, O Lord, I flee - Retirement
(William Cowper/Johannes Thomas Rüegg)

Retirement.

1. Far from the world, O Lord, I flee,
  from strive and tumult far;
from scenes where Satan wages still
  his most successful war. PDF - Midi

2. The calm retreat, the silent shade,
with prayer and with praise agree;
and seem by thy sweet bounty made
  for those who follow thee.

3. There, if thy Spirit touch the soul,
  and grace her mean abode,
oh, with what peace, and joy, and love,
  she communes with her God!

4. There like the nightingale she pours
  her solitary lays;
nor asks a witness of her song,
  nor thirsts for human praise.

5. Author and Guardian of my life,
  sweet source of light divine,
and (all harmonious names in one)
  my Saviour, thou art mine!

6. What thanks I owe thee, and what love,
  a boundless, endless store,
shall echo through the realms above
  when time shall be no more.

William Cowper, The Complete Poetical Works of William Cowper, 1853(?), 259.

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