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Joseph Friedlander, comp.  The Standard Book of Jewish Verse.  1917.
The Voice of God
By M. M.
I HEARD His voice in song of wren
Beneath the hedge at daybreak, when
  The dew like diamonds gleams.
I heard His voice in bubbling rills
That tumbled down the verdant hills,        5
  To swell the sea-ward streams.
I heard His voice in whisp’ring breeze,
That gleaned the secret of the trees
  And conned the flowers’ dreams.
I heard His voice when squirrels woke        10
And dropped an acorn from the oak
  And whisked their bushy tails.
I heard His voice when Curly Locks
Drove forth to bathe her feathered flocks,
  And Meg cleaned out the pails.        15
I heard His voice when belfry tower
In lazy notes struck noonday hour
  And cattle shirked the sun.
I heard His voice when nine was tolled
And all the sheep had gone to fold,        20
  And bleated day was done.
I heard His voice as midnight crept
With murky steps o’er men that slept—
  Some pillowed ’neath the sod.
Yes, even in that silent hour        25
I heard in full majestic power
  The mighty voice of God.

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