Retire, my troubled soul (John Ward)
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Title: Retire, my troubled soul.
Composer: John Ward
First published: 1613
Description: Originally published by Stainer and Bell in 1922.
Original text and translations
Retire my troubled soul,
Rest, and behold thy days of dolour dangers manifold
See, life is but a dream,
Whose best contenting,
Begun with hope,
Pursued with doubt,
Enjoyed with fear,
Ends in repenting.