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Third Chapter of Habakkuk
V P A R A P H R A S'D.
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'HEN in a glorious terrible Array
▼ V From lofty Tar an th'Almighty took
Born on a Cherub's Wings he rode, Intolerable Day proclaim'd the God;
NoEarthly Cloud ;• . . .
Cou'd his Effulgent Brightness shroud 5; Glory, and Majesty, and Pow'r,. ..;' March'd in a dreadful Pomp before,
Behind a grim and meagre Train,
Pining Sickness, Frantick Pain
StalkM wildly on! with all the dismal Band
Which Heav'n in Anger sends to scourge a guilty
"With Terror cloath'd he stood,
And all the Rebel Nations view'd,
The Rebel Nations were afraid,
And at his Presence fled;
And, when he spoke,
The everlasting Hills fronutheir Foundations
The trembling Mountains by a lowly Nod,
I see his Sword wave naked in the Air^ It flied$ around a baleful Ray; 'The Rains pour down, the. Lightnings play, And on their Wings vindictive Thunder bgar.
When, thro'the mighty Flood
Why was the mighty Flood afraid?
Where no refreshing Rain,
Then did the Sun his fiefy Coursers stay,
And paler grew The dismal Scene to view. How thro' the trembling Pagan Nation Th'Almighty Ruin dealt, and ghastly Desolation.
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But oh why does th' Almighty frown,
And why,' O Sion, reigns