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A HYMN

1 AUthor of life and light, Great Power above!
2 Parent of all, whose very self is love!
3 Shall flatt'ring reason make a faint essay
4 To paint one spark of thy eternal ray?
5 Not all the years that in creation roll,
6 Not all the finer organs of the soul;
7 The heart of man grows speechless in thy praise,
8 While angels, lost in silent wonder, gaze.
9 Soon as the morning trembles through the sky,
10 To wake the world, we view thy piercing eye;
11 The tuneful lark, elated, leaves her nest,
12 The sun's warm lustre beaming on her breast:
13 Through worlds untold the morning hymns resound
14 Till Heav'n's high arch re-echoes back the sound.

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    Title (in Source Edition): A HYMN
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    Carmichael, Miss (Rebekah) (fl. 1790-1806). Poems. Edinburgh: Peter Hill, 1790, p. 84. 92p. (ESTC T104666) (Page images digitized from a copy at University of California Libraries — third-party rights apply.)

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