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THE WHITE-HILLS OF NEW HAMPSHIRE.
I see ye towering—Genii of the North!
Parents of freedom! on your hoary heights
And what are works of man, the edifice,
SUNG IN CASTLE GARDEN, NEW-YORK, BY THE SUNDAY
First Voices. *
* The first voices by the male children who were in the area of the garden. The female children in the gallery responded in the second voice,
First and Second Voices. Jesus! while below we sing, Hallowed incense may we bring; Jesus, hear us!-take us where Children, chosen minstrels are.
Holy be this, as was the place
To him, of Padan-aram known, When Abram's God revealed his face
And caught the pilgrim to the throne: O, how transporting was the glow
That thrilled his bosom, mixed with fear, “Lo! the Eternal walks below
The Highest tabernacles here!”
Be ours, when faith and hope grow dim,
The glories that the Patriarch saw; And when we faint, may we like him
Fresh vigour from the vision draw. Heaven's lightning hovered o'er his head,
And flashed new splendours on his view,Break forth, thou Sun! and freely shed
Glad rays upon our Bethel too.
'Tis ours to sojourn in a waste
Barren and cold as Shinar's ground; No fruits of Eshcol charm the taste,
No streams of Meribah are found,But Thou canst bid the desert bud
With more than Sharon's rich display; And Thou canst bid the cooling flood
Gush from the rock and cheer the way.
We tread the path thy people trode,
Alternate sunshine, bitter tears; Go Thou before, and with thy rod
Divide the Jordan of our fears. Be ours the song of triumph given,
Angelic themes to lips of clay,And ours the holy harp of heaven,
Whose strain dissolves the soul away.
Haste, foes of my country! to battle advance,
To their prey loose the war-dogs of rapine again; Let the fleur-de-lis symbol of slavery and France,
The flag of the tyrant, wave proudly o'er Spain!
Nay, cease not your curses on him that once led
Your forces, Castilians! to vanquish or fall; Who fought for his birthright, his kindred, yet fled
From the shrine of his worship at treachery's call.
For what is his country or kindred to him
Who laughs at the birthright by villainy sold? Hence, Honour! the light that plays o'er thee is dim,
Eclipsed by the lustre of royalty's gold.
O, it glads me when vengeance falls ripe on the fools
Who to anarchy yield the just rights of the crown; Base plebeians! they reck not themselves are but tools Which the foot of the strong shall to dust trample
Advance, Angouleme! and deep, deep to its hilt,
In the heart of the generous bury thy steel; Nay, start not, e'en murder is ʼreft of its guilt,
When the hell-brooded act is for monarchy's weal.
* The Spanish General, infamous for his treason, during the invasion of Spain by the armies of Louis XVIII. in 1823.