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Edward Farr, ed.  Select Poetry of the Reign of Queen Elizabeth.  1845.
 
Stanzas from “David’s Ode”
LXXI. Francis Sabie
 
O GREAT 1 Creator of the starrie pole
  And heauenly things;
O mighty Founder of the earthly mole,
  Chiefe King of kings;
Whose gentle pardon euermore is nere        5
To them which crie unfaynedly with feare:
  Distrest with sin
  I now begin
To come to thee: O Lord, giue eare.
 
O Lord, look down from thy chrystallin throne        10
  Enuirond round
With seraphins and angels manie one,
  Thy praise who sound:
Such fauour, Lord, on me vouchsafe to send
As on thy chosen flock thou doest extend:        15
  To thee alone
  I make my mone:
Some pittie, Father, on me send.
 
Remember, Lord, that it is more then need
  To send redresse:        20
My sore will grow, vnlesse thou help with speed,
  Remedilesse:
Therefore in mercie looke down from aboue,
And visit me with thy heart-joying loue:
  Alas! I see        25
  No cause in me
Which vnto pittie may thee moue.
 
Note 1. LXXI. Francis Sabie.—He was the author of some sacred poems entitled “Adam’s Complaint: The Old Worlde’s Tragedie: Dauid and Bathseba,” which appeared in 1596. He was the author also of some secular works in hexameters and blank verse. [back]
 
 
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