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THE WISDOM OF GOD.
"The world by wisdom knew not God."
Nature's great book lies open wide,
The wondrous counsels from of old
And fill the midnight lamp with oil
By which to live from human school,
A higher wisdom would we know,
That book which all books shall outlast,
And cast him down and overthrew,
And purged the world, and made it new. Such lofty themes might well engage
Our earliest and our latest age,
Too little known, too oft despised,
What else can solace mortal woe?
What teach mankind themselves to know?
What kindle the celestial fire?
Reveal God's will, God's love inspire?
Their matchless deeds shall then be known;
They shall be called a seed divine,
SIGNS OF THE TIMES.
"Behold the fig tree."
The Lord once said, that, when we see
Plague, famine, earthquake, battle, strife,