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1833. Excerpt: ... THE AVENGED BRIDE. CANTO IV. I. Sublime
Glenarriff from my heart, all hail Like friends long parted, with
what joy we meet Oh how I long to wander through thy vale--Though
here, alas those friends I ne'er can greet, "Who added charms to
each romantic dale But still remembrance makes the past more
sweet--Thy mounts, rocks, floods, my muse must now explore, T'
enrich her fancy with their classic store. II. Sweet vale by
cloud-capp'd mountains bounded in With what majestic swell your
sides arise Disclaiming with your kindred earth a kin, And, based
on ocean, lift your heads to skies; Who can behold you, and not
think of Him That bid you forth from nothing to arise Whose plastic
hand the mighty structure raised, Nor feel his soul with awe and
wonder seized. III. With what enthusiasm we feel inspired. When up
these heart-exulting heights we climb Our minds expand, our senses
seem all fired, And heaven-lit feelings, holy and sublime, Pervade
our inmost souls, when we've inquired How Great Jehovah chose, in
olden time, In his unsearchable, unfathom'd plan, Some mountain's
summit, to converse with man IV. Behold the Patriarch, by Divine
command, Unmurmuring, the Mount of God ascend; The firstling of his
heart, with ready hand, (Nor with expostulation dar'd t' offend, )
Upon the altar, bound wifh firmest band, His only son, an offering
up to send--When lo Heaven's mercy-breathing voice, he rais'd his
eyes, And, on Jehovah-jireh,1 found a sacrifice. V. See favour'd
Moses converse with the Lord On Sinai's top, and at the burning
bush And all the mystic arts of our adored And bless'd Redeemer,
beaming with the flush Of his refulgent glory, through the word Of
his own inspir'd book, upon us rush; And, on that sacred page, the
incarnate God we see On Olive'...
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