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4

“Lord, let me know my end,

and what is the measure of my days;

let me know how fleeting my life is.


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4-7. Some take these words as those of fretting, but they are not essentially such. The tinge of discontent arises from the character of his suppressed emotions. But, addressing God, they are softened and subdued.

make me to know mine end—experimentally appreciate.

how frail I am—literally, "when I shall cease."




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