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Joseph Friedlander, comp.  The Standard Book of Jewish Verse.  1917.
 
Creation’s Psalm
By Swithin Saint Swithaine
 
A DEEP-BASSED thunder-rolling psalm
  Sweeps thro’ the reeded throat of Time,
  And charms the ear of every clime
With music of the great “I Am.”
 
It drags the planets in their orbs,        5
  And smites the sun, and shakes the stars,
  And strikes the rocky-bedded bars,
And beats about the aerial curbs!
 
Creation chants the nameless Name,
  The winging worlds in chorus ring;        10
  The great lands shout; the huge seas sing;
The thundering heavens roar, “I Am!”
 
 
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