Before the Glory of your Love
Before the glory of your love
The beauty of the world is bowed
In adoration, and to prove
Your praises every Truth is proud:
Each silent witness testifies
Your wonder by its native worth
And dumbly its delight denies
That your wild music may have birth:
Only this madman cannot keep
Your peace, but flings his bursting heart
Forth to red battle,—while they weep
Your music who have held apart.

Webpage © 2001 ELC
Lane Core Jr. (
Created March 20, 2001; not revised.