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He sung of God-the mighty source
On which all strength depends ;
Commences, reigns, and ends.
Ör with their citterns wait ;
The cherub and her mate.
Of man—the semblance and effect
3 The world—the clustering spheres he made, The glorious light, the soothing shade,
Dale,, champaign, grove and hill ;
And wisdom hides her skill.
Trees, plants, and flowers-of virtuous root; Gem_yielding blossom, yielding, fruit,
Choice gums and precious balm; Bless ye the nosegay in the vale, And with the sweetness of the gale
Enrich the thankful psalm.
Of fowl-e'en every beak and wing
That live in peace or prey ;
The raven, swan, and jay.
Of fishes—every size and shape
Devouring man to shun:
Of beasts-the beaver plods his task,
Nor yet the shades arouse ;
The kids exult and browse.
Of gems-their virtue and their price,
Their darts of lustre sheathe;
Among the mines beneath.
Praise above all-for praise prevails :
And good to goodness add :
The Lord is great and glad.
For adoration all the ranks
And David in the midst ;
O blessed bridegroom, bidst.
For adoration seasons change,
Adjust, attract, and fill :
By the descending rill.
Rich almonds colour to the prime
And fruit-trees pledge their gems;
And bell-flowers bow their stems.
Sweet the young nurse with love intense,
Sweet when the lost arrive :
The choicest flowers to hive,
1 The humming bird.
Sweeter in all the strains of love
Paired to thy swelling chord ;
Respired unto the Lord.
Strong is the horse upon his speed;
Which makes at once his game : Strong the tall ostrich on the ground; Strong thro’ the turbulent profound
Shoots xiphias? to his aim.
Strong is the lion-like a coal
His chest against the foes ;
Emerges as he goes.
But stronger still, in earth and air,
And far beneath the tide ;
Where knock is open wide.
Beauteous the fleet before the gale ;
Ranked arms and crested heads : Beauteous the garden's umbrage mild, Walk, water, meditated wild,
And all the bloomy beds.
1 The kite.
2 The sword-fish.
Beauteous the moon full on the lawn;
The virgin to her spouse :
Their heart-directed vows.
Beauteous, yea beauteous more than these, The shepherd-king upon his knees
For his momentous trust; With wish of infinite conceit, For man, beast, mute, the small and great,
And prostrate dust to dust.
Precious the bounteous widow's mite;
The largess from the churl :
And pure cerulean pearl.
Precious the penitential tear ;
Acceptable to God :
Bound on the hallowed sod.
More precious that diviner part
Great, beautiful, and new;
Proof-answering true to true.
1 Rev. xxi. 11 (?)