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Joseph Friedlander, comp.  The Standard Book of Jewish Verse.  1917.
The Song of David
By Christopher Sharp
HE sang of God, the mighty source
Of all things,—that stupendous force,
  Of which all strength depends;
From whose right arm, beneath whose eyes,
All period, power, and enterprise        5
  Commences, reigns and ends.
The world, the clustering spheres he made,
The glorious light, the soothing shade,
  Dale, champaign, grove and hill,
The multitudinous abyss        10
Where secrecy remains in bliss;
  And wisdom hides her skill.
Tell them I Am, Jehovah said
To Moses, while earth heard in dread
  And smitten to the heart.        15
At once, above, beneath, around,
All Nature without voice or sound,
  Replied, “O Lord Thou art.”

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