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SONNET (ON RECEIVING A LETTER INFORMING ME OF THE BIRTH OF A SON), by             Poet's Biography
First Line: When they did greet me father, sudden awe
Last Line: And he be born again, a child of god!
Subject(s): Birth; Child Birth; Midwifery


When they did greet me Father, sudden Awe
Weigh'd down my spirit! I retired and knelt
Seeking the throne of grace, but inly felt
No heavenly visitation upwards draw
My feeble mind, nor cheering ray impart.
Ah me! before the Eternal Sire I brought
Th' unquiet silence of confused Thought
And shapeless feelings: my o'erwhelmed Heart
Trembled: & vacant tears stream'd down my face.
And now once more, O Lord! to thee I bend,
Lover of souls! and groan for future grace,
That, ere my Babe youth's perilous maze have trod,
Thy overshadowing Spirit may descend
And he be born again, a child of God!






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