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.
- by Bible or other Sacred Texts , Ecclesiasticus XXIV [author's text not yet checked against a primary source]
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- by Charles Villiers Stanford, Sir (1852 - 1924), "A song of Wisdom", op. 113 no. 6 [voice and organ], from Bible Songs, no. 6. [text verified 1 time]
Researcher for this text: James B. Robinson
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