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First Line: Thou god, whose high, eternal love
Last Line: Macon, georgia, september, 1865.
Variant Title(s): Wedding Hymn;prayer At A Wedding
Subject(s): Prayer; Wedding Song; Epithalamium


THOU God, whose high, eternal Love
Is the only blue sky of our life,
Clear all the Heaven that bends above
The life-road of this man and wife.
May these two lives be but one note
In the world's strange-sounding harmony,
Whose sacred music e'er shall float
Through every discord up to Thee.
As when from separate stars two beams
Unite to form one tender ray:
As when two sweet but shadowy dreams
Explain each other in the day:
So may these two dear hearts one light
Emit, and each interpret each.
Let an angel come and dwell to-night
In this dear double-heart, and teach!
MACON, GEORGIA, September, 1865.




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