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Edward Farr, ed.  Select Poetry of the Reign of Queen Elizabeth.  1845.
Psalme XCIII
VI. Sir Philip Sidney and the Countess of Pembroke
Dominus regnavit.

CLOTH’D with state, and girt with might,
  Monarck-like Jehova raignes:
He who earthe’s foundation pight,
  Pight at first, and yet sustaines:
  He whose stable throne disdaines        5
Motion’s shock, and ages’ flight:
  He who endless one remaines,
One the same in changelesse plight.
Rivers, yea, though rivers rore,
  Roring though sea-billows rise;        10
Vex the deepe, and breake the shore,
  Stronger art thou, Lord of skies.
  Firme and true thy promise lies
Now and still as heretofore:
  Holy worshipp never dies        15
In thy howse where we adore.

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