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He felt exhausted, worn and drained,
his muscles and his mind were taut.
He needed solitude and rest
from pressures that his care had brought.
He needed time to set aside
the burdens that he chose to hold.
To find again God's peace and grace,
to warm a heart that might grow cold.

Verses 2-3 follow

Metre: DCM


Andrew Pratt (born 1948)

Words © 3/7/2012 Stainer & Bell Ltd, London, England,

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