Flee as a bird (Traditional)

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Editor: Stan Sanderson (submitted 2004-01-01).   Score information: A4, 3 pages, 52 kB   Copyright: Public Domain
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General Information

Title: Flee as a Bird
Composer: Anonymous (Traditional)

Number of voices: 1v   Voicing: Soprano solo
Genre: SecularAnthem

Language: English
Instruments: Piano

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Original text and translations

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Flee as a bird to your mountain,
Thou who art weary of sin.
Go to the clear flowing fountain,
Where you may wash and be clean.
Fly, for th'avenger is near thee;
Call and the Saviour will hear thee.
He on his bosom will bear thee,
O thou, who art weary of sin.

He will protect thee for ever,
Wipe ev'ry falling tear
He will forsake thee, O never
Sheltered so tenderly there;
Haste, then, the hours are flying,
Spend not the moments in sighing,
Cease from your sorrow and crying,
The Saviour will wipe ev'ry tear.