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     A  Hymn  or  Spiritual  Song  for  young  Ones.

     To be ſung with the common Tunes of our Pſalms.

1. BOTH few and ill the days of man.
away doth quickly paſs,
Leſs than an hand breadth or a ſpan,
all fleſh is like the graſs.
2. God plants his flowers when he thinks time,
then plucks at any age,
Wherefore ſhould young ones then repine ?
when they're call'd off the ſtage.
3.  O that my Maker ! while I'm young,
I may remember ſtill;
From ill words, Lord, reſtrain my tongue,
from youthful luſts, my will.
4.  Behold the days are heaſtning on,
when trouble will moleſt,
When I will ſay my pleaſure's gone
here is no place of reſt.
5.   Why ſhould I ſeek my treaſure here,
in this dry barren land,
Where nought but vanities appear,
and grief on every hand.
6.  Away with thoſe deceitful toys,
that gliſter in mine eyes,
I'll dart my looks beyond the ſkies,
where doth my treaſure lie.
7.  Whom have I in the heavens but thee,
nor is there any one
In all the earth deſir'd by me,
but God himſelf alone.
8.  O could I once mount up and ſee,
my Lord and Saviour dear,
Could I but get a glance of thee,
This world would diſappear.
9.  My glorious Redeemer's gone,
to plead my cauſe with God,
He'll ſprinkle Juſtice, fiery throne,
with his peace ſpeaking blood.

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DescriptionHandwritten inscription of Advocates Library.
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Catechisme
DescriptionA product of the first printing press set up in St Andrews.
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1508-1800
DescriptionItems from the first printing press set up in a particular Scottish town or village between 1508 and 1800. May be the first item printed on that press or a later product from the same press that is more important. Includes the first book printed in Scotland, dated 4 April 1508.
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