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Henry Charles Beeching, ed. (1859–1919).  Lyra Sacra: A Book of Religious Verse.  1903.
 
These meagre rhymes which a returning mood
By Robert Bridges (1844–1930)
 
THESE meagre rhymes which a returning mood
Sometimes o’errateth, I as oft despise:
And knowing them ill-natured, stiff, and rude,
See them as others with contemptuous eyes.
Nay, and I wonder less at God’s respect        5
For man, a minim jot in time and space,
Than at the soaring faith of His elect,
That gift of gifts, the comfort of His grace.
 
O truth unsearchable, O heavenly love,
Most infinitely tender, so to touch        10
The work that we can meanly reckon of:
Surely—I say—we are favoured overmuch.
But of this wonder, what doth most amaze
Is that we know our love is held for praise.
 
 
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