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1 OUR Father and Almighty Lord,
2 By angels and by saints adored,
3 With starry brightness circled round,
4 Gleam beyond gleam, which hath no bound,
5 Though He be high and we are low,
6 Accepts the grateful thanks that flow
7 From infant lips, and to the skies,
8 Like morning's early vapour rise;
9 The simplest child who lisps a prayer,
10 His mercy and his love will share.


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Title (in Source Edition): THIRD DEVOTIONAL SONG.
Genres: song

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Baillie, Joanna, 1762-1851. Fugitive Verses. By Joanna Baillie, author of “Dramas on the Passions,“ etc. London: Edward Moxon, Dover Street. MDCCCXL., 1840, p. 207.  (Page images digitized from a copy in the Bodleian Library [40.17].)

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