The Divine Goodness

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psalm 3: 4; 19: 1-5.
How sweet the dreamless sleep
Which God in love bestows;
The mind, as silent as its shell,
In calm and deep repose!
How bright the stainless sky
Of God's own azure, cast
Over a careless, thoughtless world,
Perishing, perishing fast!
How strong the restless sea,
No power but His it knows;
Its bosom heaving nature's sighs,
Its history writ in woes!
How fair the cloudless scene,
The landscape God hath made,
Shred of a beauteous, by-gone world,
Its sheen now hid in shade!
How good that God Himself
Nature and grace display;
How kind, how wise, how great-both now
And through eternal day!