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As inly troubled, now she seems to shake ;
The flames, dividing, now a moment, fall;
Rising, they glow on high, prodigious blaze!
The fuel, burnt to ashes, was consumed.
So burned the Earth upon that dreadful day,
The essential particles of dust remained,
From all corruption; from all stain of sin,
The essential particles remained, of which
When Adam woke, unfallen, in Paradise.
And God, from out the fount of native light,
Again in glory; and sent forth the moon
And God revived the winds, revived the tides;
With force centrifugal, she onward ran,
As thou, this morn, in passing hither, saw.
Thus done, the glorious Judge, turning to right, With countenance of love unspeakable,
Beheld the righteous, and approved them thus.
"Ye blessed of my Father, come, ye just,
Enter the joy eternal of
Receive your crowns, ascend, and sit with Me,
At God's right hand, in glory evermore."
Thus said the Omnipotent, Incarnate God : And waited not the homage of the crowns,
Already thrown before him; nor the loud
But turned the living chariot of fire
And swifter now-as joyful to declare
This day's proceedings in his Father's court,
And altogether lovely. Grace is poured
Into thy lips, above all measure poured ;
And therefore God hath blessed thee evermore.
Gird, gird thy sword upon thy thigh, O thou Most Mighty! with thy glory ride; with all
Thy majesty, ride prosperously, because
Of meekness, truth, and righteousness. Thy
O God, for ever and for ever stands ;
The sceptre of thy kingdom still is right; Therefore hath God, thy God, anointed Thee, With oil of gladness and perfumes of myrrh, Out of the ivory palaces, above
Thy fellows, crowned the Prince of endless peace.
Thus sung they God, their Saviour; and them
Prepared complete to enter now with Christ,
Their living head, into the Holy Place.
Behold the daughter of the King, the bride,
Into the Palace of the King she comes!
She comes to dwell for evermore! Awake,
Thus the Messiah, with the hosts of bliss,
Entered the gates of heaven-unquestioned
Which closed behind them, to go out no more,
And stood accepted in his Father's sight;
And having given the kingdom up, He sat,
Thus have I sung beyond thy first request, Rolling my numbers o'er the track of man,