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A song of Wisdom

Language: English

I came forth from the mouth of the most high,
        and covered the earth as a mist;
I dwelt in high places,
        and my throne is in the pillar of the cloud.

Alone I compased the circuit of heav'n,
        and walked in the depth of the abyss
In the waves of the sea and in all the earth
        and in every people and nation,
        I got a possession; with all these I sought rest:
And I took root in a people that was glorified,
        In the portion of the Lord's own inheritance.

I was exalted like a ceedar in Libanus,
        And as a cypress on the mountains of Hermon:
I was exalted like a palm tree on the sea shore,
        And as a fair olive tree in the plain.

And my branches are branches of glory and grace,
        And my flow'rs are the fruit of glory and riches.
Come unto me, Ye that are desirous of me
        and be ye filled with my fruits.

And I came out as a stream from a river,
        I said I will water my garden,
        And will water abundantly my garden bed,
And lo, my stream became a river
        and my river became the sea,
For my thoughts are filled from the sea
        and my counsels from the great deep.


Submitted by James B. Robinson

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Text added to the website: 2007-06-20.
Last modified: 2014-06-16 10:02:24
Line count: 26
Word count: 216

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