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W. Garrett Horder, comp.  The Poets’ Bible: New Testament.  1895.
 
Pentecost
Arthur Middlemore Morgan
 
O SON of God, who wentest up on high
    Only to come more nigh,
More nigh Thy orphaned Twelve the first of us
    Thy Sons innumerous,
Lo, at the break of Pentecostal Day,        5
    We list what God will say
In Sion, in the mountain of Thy choice
    We wait the still small Voice.
 
He speaks! He speaks! Now he that hath an ear
    Let him the loved Voice hear;        10
“That where I am My Own might be alway,
    On earth I would not stay;
A little while, and in My Gracious Rain
    To earth I came again,
That I with man might dwell and be his Friend        15
    Even unto the end.
 
“The Flesh Which died, which nevermore shall die,
    ’Twas That I bare on high;
My Death, My Life, to work ’mid sin and woe,
    ’Twas That I sent below;        20
Summed in the Mighty Wind and Tongues of Fire
    Are all ye can desire,
That ye may work with This your God and be
    Mine through Eternity.”
 
Amen! Amen! So be it, Lord, with all        25
    Who love Thy Festival!
Thou hast not left us orphans; to our need
    The Comforter indeed,
The Eternal Father’s Promise, Thy Work’s Crown,
    The Spirit has come down;        30
The Father thus and Son in Souls may dwell
    For ever. It is well.
 
 
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