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something is not right within; High hopes are far gone by.
it a bootless aim--to win Sight of a loftier sky?

They preach men should not faint, but pray,

And seek until they find;

God is very far away,
Nor is his countenance kind.
every night my father prayed, Withdrawing from the throng!

Some answer must have come that made

His heart so high and strong!

Once more I'll seek the God of men,

Redeeming childhood's vow.--

failed with bitter weeping then, And fail cold-hearted now!

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