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Morning Sun 414

Tune: Seaborn McDaniel Denson, 1911
Lyrics: Wolcott’s Selection of Hymns and Spiritual Songs, 1817
Meter: Long Meter Double (8,8,8,8,8,8,8,8)
Youth, like the spring will soon be gone,
By fleeting time or conquering death;
Your morning sun my set at noon,
And leave you ever in the dark.
Your sparling eyes and blooming checks
Must wither like the blasted rose;
The coffin, earth, and winding sheet
Will soon your active limbs enclose.