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1 THO' in Judea's mead the verdant blade
2 Nipt by ungenial frost full sudden fade;
3 Tho' the ripe fig, pride of the garden gay,
4 Touch'd by the sun's too fervid beam decay;
5 Tho' fairer vines the raging whirlwind blast,
6 And olives useless on the heap are cast;
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7 Tho' struck by Death the bleating firstlings fall,
8 Vacant the fold, untenanted the stall;
9 Yet still to Thee, Jehovah! Power supreme!
10 My guide, my only hope, and constant theme!
11 I lisp the feeble strain, and bow the knee,
12 And own incessant Strength belongs to Thee!
13 O let thy Love with rapture fill my breast,
14 And lead thro' life's untrodden wilds to Rest.


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    Title (in Source Edition): THE LATTER PART OF HABBAKUK, CHAPTER III.
    Themes: God; religion
    Genres: imitation; translation; paraphrase
    References: DMI 32654

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    Pearch, G. A collection of poems in four volumes. By several hands. Vol. IV. [The second edition]. London: printed for G. Pearch, 1770, pp. 137-138. 4v. ; 8⁰. (ESTC T116245; DMI 1137; OTA K093079.004) (Page images digitized from a copy in the Bodleian Library [(OC) 280 o.791].)

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