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Alfred H. Miles, ed.  The Sacred Poets of the Nineteenth Century.  1907.
 
Benedicite (Selected Rondels).
II. “Ye Heavens, with your encircling blue”
By Richard Wilton (1827–1903)
 
O ye Heavens, bless ye the Lord; praise Him and magnify Him for ever.

YE Heavens, with your encircling blue,
  Prepare a temple for His praise;
  An azure dome of song upraise,
Distilling music like the dew:
Let angels warble out of view,        5
  And men reply with gladsome lays:
Ye Heavens, with your encircling blue,
  Prepare a temple for His praise.
 
Ye larks, to rosy dawn be true,
  Ascending your melodious ways;        10
  Ye linnets, charm the listening days,
And nightingales, the strain renew:
Ye Heavens, with your encircling blue
  Prepare a temple for His praise.
 
 
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