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Lavished on all its works. Eternity Shall thus roll on with ever-fresh delight; No pause of pleasure or improvement; world On world still opening to th' instructed mind An unexhausted universe, and time But adding to its glories; while the soul, Advancing ever to the Source of light And all perfection, lives, adores, and reigns In cloudless knowledge, purity, and bliss.
COMPLETION OF NOYES S TRANSLATION OF THE PROPHETS.
IN rural life, by Jordan's fertile bed,
The holy prophets learned of yore to sing; The sacred ointment bathed a ploughman's head, The shepherd boy became the minstrel king. And he who to our later ears would bring The deep, rich fervors of their ancient lays, Should dwell apart from man's too public ways, And quaff pure thoughts from Nature's quiet spring. Thus hath he chose his lot, whom city pride And college hall might well desire to claim; With sainted seers communing side by side, And freshly honoring their illustrious name. He hears them in the field at eventide,
And what their spirit speaks his lucid words proclaim.
THE DWELLING-PLACE OF GOD.
August 17, 1813.
GOD dwells in heaven: he rules above,
Beyond where stars their courses move,
God dwells in hell: his vengeance there
God dwells on earth; and all around
When man erects a house of prayer,
But most of all the Lord resides
Within an humble mind;
The worth that modest merit hides
By pious men he may be found,
And every where adored;
Where'er they tread is holy ground, A temple to the Lord.
O, let me find thee every whereand within!
Be every day a day of prayer,
ON REVELATION IV. 2, 3; XV. 9.
AROUND the throne of God
Him last and best;
And God alone.
Their golden crowns they fling
And thine shall be.
"O holy, holy Lord,
Creation's sovereign King!
Thy majesty adored
Let all creation sing;