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A Birth-day Thought

My birth-day of nature I've oftentimes kept,
    And rejoic'd in the revels of youth;
Yet 'twas all but a dream, for I slumber'd and slept,
    Quite a stranger to God and his truth.

But he pitied my soul. I awoke from my sleep,
    And he saved me in infinite love:
A new birth-day my Saviour then taught me to keep,
    For again I was born from above.

And now I believe that the God of all peace
    Will be mine 'till with age I am hoary;
But if angels rejoiced at my birth-day of grace,
    How they'll sing on my birth-day of glory!
            By the Revd Legh Richmond

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