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Edward Farr, ed.  Select Poetry of the Reign of Queen Elizabeth.  1845.
 
A Spirituall Song, Conteining “A Glorying of God, etc.”
CXXXII. Abraham Fleming
 
ALL 1 glorie vnto God,
  The guider of the iust:
Blest be his name in heauen and earth,
  Whereto the righteous trust
 
Repaire his tempels to,        5
  Him worship and adore;
Alleluiah sing and say
  To him for euermore.
 
He is the God of grace,
  Whose kingdome knowes none end;        10
A mightie God, from all annoies
  That can his flock defend.
 
Most mercifull is he
  To such as do repent,
Forgiuing them which for their sins        15
  Are sorie and lament.
 
Laud we his holy name,
  As dutie doth command;
Each tongue sound out his majesty;
  Adore him, sea and land.        20
 
My heart, my tongue and voice
  Shall play the organ pipes
In praysing him, out of the skore
  Our desperate debts which wipes.
 
No time will I let slip,        25
  If God do giue me grace,
Great thanks to render to his name,
  Which filleth every place.
 
Note 1. CXXXII. Abraham Fleming.—Among other works he wrote “The Diamond of Deuotion, cut and squared into six seuerall points: namely, The Footpath to Felicitie; A Guide to Godlines; The Schoole of Skill; A Swarme of Bees; A Plant of Pleasure; A Grove of Grace. Full of many fruitfull lessons availeable to the leading of a godly and reformed life.” This volume, which is part prose and part poetry, was published in 1602. [back]
 
 
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