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Alfred H. Miles, ed.  The Sacred Poets of the Nineteenth Century.  1907.
 
Benedicite (Selected Rondels).
VII. “O Wells and Springs”
By Richard Wilton (1827–1903)
 
O ye Wells, bless ye the Lord; praise Him and magnify Him for ever.

O WELLS and Springs, where’er ye flow,
  Bless God with your sweet undersong;
  His ceaseless praises bear along,
Rippling and tinkling as ye go:
What though your voice is soft and low,        5
  ’Tis musical your flowers among:
O Wells and Springs, where’er ye flow,
  Bless God with your sweet undersong.
 
When fainting with the noonday glow,
  Some traveller quaffs you, and is strong;        10
  When under midnight’s shining throng
A mirror to some star ye show:
O Wells and Springs, where’er ye flow,
  Bless God with your sweet undersong.
 
 
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