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Thomas Humphry Ward, ed.  The English Poets.  1880–1918.
Vol. V. Browning to Rupert Brooke
 
Hymn: ‘Once again thou flamest heavenward’ (from Akbar’s Dream)
By Alfred, Lord Tennyson (1809–1892)
 
I
ONCE again thou flamest heavenward, once again we see thee rise.
Every morning is thy birthday gladdening human hearts and eyes.
    Every morning here we greet it, bowing lowly down before thee,
Thee the Godlike, thee the changeless, in thine ever-changing skies.
 
II
Shadow-maker, shadow-slayer, arrowing light from clime to clime,
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Hear thy myriad laureates hail thee monarch in their woodland rhyme.
    Warble bird, and open flower, and, men, below the dome of azure
Kneel adoring Him the Timeless in the flame that measures Time!
 
 
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