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Joseph Friedlander, comp.  The Standard Book of Jewish Verse.  1917.
Habakkuk’s Prayer
By William Broome
Habakkuk iii: 17–18.

YET though the fig-tree should no burden bear,
Though vines delude the promise of the year;
Yet though the olive should not yield her oil,
Nor the parch’d glebe reward the peasant’s toil;
Though the tired ox beneath his labors fall,        5
And herds in millions perish from the stall;
Yet shall my grateful strings
Forever praise Thy name;
Forever Thee proclaim
The everlasting God, the mighty King of kings.        10

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