Phalia (Merit Woodruff)
- Editor: Barry Johnston (submitted 2018-05-11). Score information: 7 x 10 inches (landscape), 2 pages, 61 kB Copyright: Public Domain
- Edition notes: Note shapes added (4-shape). MusicXML source file is in compressed .mxl format.
Description: Published in Devotional Harmony, 1800, pp. 47-48. Words by an anonymous author, apparently only appearing in Devotional Harmony, 1800, reminiscent of Philip Doddridge's Indulgent God, with pitying eye.
Original text and translations
In pleasure's flowery path to stray
Our fond desires indulge;
Unmindful of the happy way
Which leads to joys divine.
Of lengthy days we vainly dream
Of numerous years to come,
Till death destroys our airy scheme,
And drops us in the tomb.