Poetry Explorer- Classic Contemporary Poetry, OCEAN GROVE HYMN, by ELWOOD H. STOKES



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OCEAN GROVE HYMN, by            
First Line: God of the grove, where leaves of green
Last Line: And all be pure at ocean grove.
Subject(s): Cities; New Jersey; Urban Life


God of the Grove, where leaves of green
Are brilliant in the golden light,
Where bright skies looking down between
Smile on us through the silent night --
Thou God of might and matchless love,
Walk through our walks at Ocean Grove.

God of the lakes, where soft winds blow,
And waters laugh beneath the sun,
Where maidens sing and children row,
Where age and youth melt into one --
Thou God of might and matchless love,
Be on our lakes at Ocean Grove.

God of the beach, whose ocean air
Gives zest to life and rest to all,
While we such earthly blessings share,
O let Thy spirit on us fall --
Thou God of might and matchless love,
Brood o'er the beach at Ocean Grove.

God of the sea, where tempests sweep,
And stormy billows lash the land,
Who measurest the awful deep,
As in the hollow of Thy hand --
Thou God of might and matchless love,
Command the sea at Ocean Grove.

God of the land and of the sea,
God of the human heart and will,
Whatever may or may not be,
O may we in thy hands be still --
Then sink into thy matchless love,
And all be pure at Ocean Grove.





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