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Bright portals of the sky

Language: English

Bright portals of the sky, 
   Emboss'd with sparkling stars, 
Doors of eternity, 
   With diamantine bars, 
Your arras rich uphold, 
   Loose all your bolts and springs, 
Ope wide your leaves of gold, 
   That in your roofs may come the King of Kings. 

O well_spring of this All! 
   Thy Father's image vive; 
Word, that from nought did call 
   What is, doth reason, live; 
The soul's eternal food, 
   Earth's joy, delight of heaven; 
All truth, love, beauty, good: 
   To thee, to thee be praises ever given! 

O glory of the heaven! 
   O sole delight of earth! 
To thee all power be given, 
   God's uncreated birth! 
Of mankind lover true, 
   Indearer of his wrong, 
Who doth the world renew, 
   Still be thou our salvation and our song!

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Musical settings (art songs, Lieder, mélodies, (etc.), choral pieces, and other vocal works set to this text), listed by composer (not necessarily exhaustive)

Text added to the website: 2006-07-26.
Last modified: 2014-06-16 10:02:19
Line count: 24
Word count: 123

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