by John Bowring, Sir (1792 - 1872)

Watchman, tell us of the night
Language: English 
Watchman, tell us of the night,
what its signs of promise are:
Traveller, o'er yon mountain's height,
See that glory beaming star!
Watchman, aught of joy or hope?
Traveller, Yes! Traveller Yes!
Traveller yes; it brings the day,
Promised day of Israel.
Dost thou see its beauteous ray?
Traveller, See!

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