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The Riverside song book/A Psalm of Life

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A PSALM OF LIFE.

Henry Wadsworth Longfellow Henry Smart.

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1. Tell me not in mournful num-bers Life is but an emp - ty

2. In the world's broad field of bat - tle, In the biv - ou - ac of

3. Lives of great men all re - mind us We can make our lives sub -

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cres. f dream! For the soul is dead that slum-bers, And things are not what they

Life, Be not like dumb, driven cat - tle, Be a he - ro in the

lime, And, de - part- ing, leave be - hind us Footprints on the sands of

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seem. And things are not what they seem. Life is re - al! Life is

strife! Be a he - ro in the strife! Trust no fu - ture how-e'er

time; — Footprints on the sands of time; — Foot - prints, that perhaps an -

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ear - nest! And the grave is not its goal; Dust thou art, to dust re -

pleas- ant; Let the dead past bury its dead! Act — act in the liv-ing

oth - er, Sail -ing o'er life's sol - emn main, A for - lorn and shipwreck'd

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turn-est.Was not spo - ken of the soul, Was not spo - ken of the soul,

pres-ent! Heart within and God o'er-head, Heart within, and God o'erhead!

broth-er, See - ing, shall take heart a - gain. See - ing, shall take heart a - gain.

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This work was published before January 1, 1926, and is in the public domain worldwide because the author died at least 100 years ago.