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p. 19



Like a bridegroom the sun
Dons his robe that is spun
       Of light,
Which from Thee emanated
Yet in no wise abated
       Thy light.

Taught to go westward round
With obeisance profound
       To his Lord,
He by service so loyal
To a master so royal
       Is a lord.

While his homage each day
Serves to mark and display
       Thy glory,
’Tis Thy hand that investeth
The robe on which resteth
       His glory.

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