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North Jersey 504b

Tune: Aldo Thomas Ceresa, 2008
Lyrics: The Christian’s Magazine, 1760
Meter: 8s,7s Double (8,7,8,7,8,7,8,7)
See the leaves around ye falling,
Dry and withered to the ground,
Thus to thoughtless mortals calling,
In a sad and solemn sound.
Sons of Adam, once in Eden,
When like us he blighted fell;
Hear the lecture we are reading,
‘Tis alas, the truth we tell.

Youth, tho’ yet no losses grieve you,
Gay in health and many a grace,
Let not cloudless skies deceive you,
Summer gives to Autumn place.
On the tree of life eternal,
Man, let all thy hopes be stayed;
Which alone, forever vernal,
Bears the leaves that never fade.
God’s Wondrous Love is now on page 578.