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     Be round them in an evil land,
With wisdom and with strength from Heaven,
     With Miriam's voice, and Judith's hand,
And Deborah's song, for triumph given!

And what are ye who strive with God
     Against the ark of His salvation,
Moved by the breath of prayer abroad,
     With blessings for a dying nation?
What, but the stubble and the hay
     To perish, even as flax consuming,
With all that bars His glorious way,
     Before the brightness of His coming?

And thou, sad Angel, who so long
     Hast waited for the glorious token,
That Earth from all her bonds of wrong
     To liberty and light has broken,—
Angel of Freedom! soon to thee
     The sounding trumpet shall be given,
And over Earth's full jubilee
     Shall deeper joy be felt in Heaven!


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