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Oh! That on Morning’s Dewy Wings, a hymn on “Submission to the Will of God” by Penina Moïse (Ḳ.Ḳ. Beth Elohim 1842)


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Oh! that on morning’s dewy wings,
I from the world might flee away,
And thus escape the bosom-stings,
Fate may inflict some future day.
And is it virtue’s part to shrink
From aught that Heaven may ordain?
Shall man, the first and brighest link
In animated nature’s chain,
Accept the gifts of grace divine,
Yet murmur at the mingled ill?
Nor patiently his soul resign
To God’s unalterable will?
Mortal! thy impious wish recall,
Thy spirit arm with fortitude;
Let guilt alone thy breast appal,
Though thorns be in thy pathway strewed.
Prostrate thyself before the Lord,
Ask not from pain or woe to fly;
But that he will, that strength accord,
Which triumphs o’er calamity.

“Oh! that on morning’s dewy wings,” by Penina Moïse, published in 1842, appears under the subject “Submission to the Will of God” as Hymn 33 in Hymns Written for the Service of the Hebrew Congregation Beth Elohim, South Carolina (Penina Moïse et al., Ḳ.Ḳ. Beth Elohim, 1842), p. 36. –Aharon Varady






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