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Joseph Friedlander, comp.  The Standard Book of Jewish Verse.  1917.
The Glory of God
By Rebekah Hyneman
   On seeing the sun suddenly break forth and illumine the Sepher while it was being carried to the Hechal.

WAS it thus, stricken remnant, the glory of God
  Burst forth on the fathers, and showered its light
Across the rude path that those weary ones trod,—
  A cloud-pillar by day, a flame-witness by night?
As it guided the sire, it now gleams on the son;        5
  As it shone in the wilderness lonely and drear,
So it burst to assure thee, O desolate one,
  That in sorrow and exile His presence is here.
Then say not the day of thy triumph has fled,
  Say not that the star of thy glory has set,        10
While the same holy blessing still rests on thy head,
  And the same “fire from heaven” illumines thee yet.

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