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     Beneath the mountain roots,
Seen by the miner's lamp alone,
     The star-like crystal shoots;
So, where, the winds and waves below,
     The coral-branched gardens grow,
His climbing weeds and mosses show,
     Like foliage, on each stony bough,
Of varied hues more strangely gay
     Than forest leaves in autumn's day;—
Thus evermore,
     On sky, and wave, and shore,
An all-pervading beauty seems to say:
     God's love and power are one; and they,
Who, like the thunder of a sultry day,
     Smite to restore,
And they, who, like the gentle wind, uplift
     The petals of the dew-wet flowers, and drift
Their perfume on the air,
     Alike may serve Him, each, with their own gift,
Making their lives a prayer!


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