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First Line: Father of all! Thou dost not hide thy bond
Last Line: My word, once given, shall never pass away.'
Subject(s): Rainbows; Trust


Father of all! Thou dost not hide Thy bond
As one that would disclaim it - on the cloud,
Or springing fount, or torrent's misty shroud,
Lord of the waters! are thy tokens found;
Thy promise lives about the ambient air,
And, ever ready at a moment's call,
Reports itself, in colours fresh and fair;
And, where St Lawrence rushes to his fall
In thunder, Thou dost tend his angry breath,
Infusing it with rainbows: - one and all
The floods of this green earth attest Thy faith,
The rain, the fountain, and the watery wall -
And, badged with sweet remembrancers, they say,
'My word, once given, shall never pass away.'





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