4. Abide Not in the Realm of Dreams

1. Abide not in the realm of dreams,
O man, however fair it seems;
But with clear eye the present scan,
And hear the call of God and man.

2. Think not in sleep to fold thy hands,
Forgetful of thy Lord’s commands;
From duty’s claims no life is free,
Behold, today hath need of thee.

3. The present hour allots thy task,
For present strength and patience ask;
And trust His love whose sure supply
Meets all thy need abundantly.

Text Information
First Line: Abide not in the realm of dreams
Title: Abide Not in the Realm of Dreams
Author: William Burleigh (1871)
Meter: LM
Language: English
Source: Poems, 1871
Copyright: Public Domain
Notes: Alternate tune: DUKE STREET, attributed to John Hatton, 1793
Tune Information
Composer: Samuel Webbe (1782)
Meter: LM
Incipit: 55432 16551 76554
Key: E♭ Major
Copyright: Public Domain

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