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Great God, though every work of Thine
Proclaims its Author all Divine,
We in the ocean plainest see
The noblest attributes of Thee.
When all is bright, when all serene,
When no rude winds disturb the main,
The shining prospect seems to prove
The mildness of the God I love.
But when the raging billows roar,
And foam and dash against the shore,
Then in the tempest does appear
The vengeance of the God I fear.
Transcribed by Sandra Windeatt from: Wright, W.H.K., (1896) West-Country Poets: Their Lives and Works. London: Elliot Stock, pp.51.
Last updated 22 Jul 2011 - Brian Randell.
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