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turn not away Thy face1,
2Desert me not, in such a case
3As I am in, without thy grace,
Involved2with death and night.
5O that the spirits of life and love
6Would leave His glorious throne above,
deign3on my dark soul to move,
T’illum’nate4me with light.
9Though I no off’ring fit can bring,
10Yet I will hallelujahs sing
11To my eternal God and King,
12Whilst here I
pass my story5.
13And when the
14On my mortality to feed,
15And neither faith nor hope shall
16I’ll shine with love in glory.
17O, then turn not Thy face away;
18Let love and light bear all the sway.
19They’ll soon create eternal day,
20O do it
21Then shall Thy blesséd influence
Death, her impotence9,
23Whilst I enrobed with innocence
24Am crowned for evermore.