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Upon list'ning to the Vibrations of a Clock.

1 INstructive Sound! I'm now convinc'd by Thee
2 Time in its Womb may bear Infinity.
3 How the past Moment dies, and throbs no more!
4 What Worlds of Parts compose the rolling Hour!
5 The least of these a serious Care demands;
6 For tho' they're little, yet they're Golden Sands:
7 By some great Deeds distinguish'd all in Heav'n,
8 For the same End to me by Number giv'n!
9 Cease, Man, to lavish Sums thou ne'er hast told!
10 Angels, tho' Deathless, dare not be so bold!

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Title (in Source Edition): Upon list'ning to the Vibrations of a Clock.
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Hymns and sacred poems: Published by John Wesley, ... and Charles Wesley, ... London: printed by William Strahan; and sold by James Hutton; and at Mr. Bray's, 1739, p. 10. x,[6],223,[1]p.; 12⁰. (ESTC T31323; OTA K034809.000)

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