by Henry Vaughan (1622 - 1695)

Waters above
Language: English 
Waters above eternal springs!
The dew that sivers the Dove's wings!
O welcome, welcome to the sad!
Give dry dust drink, drink that makes glad!
Many fair ev'nings many flowers
Sweetened with rich and gentle showers,
Have I enjoyed, and down have run
Many a fine and shining Sun;
But never, never, till this happy hour,
Was blest with such an evening shower!


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