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ESCAPE FROM THE DELUGE OF OLD




A world of sinners
once was drowned,
A deluge swept them all away;
One family alone had found
mercy in that great judgement day.


Forewarned of wrath to come,
they feared,
And, taught by God, prepared an ark,
Which o’er the waves
in sunshine steered,
Where all below was dead and dark.


Again the Spirit of the Lord
Moved on the formless deep and void,
And to the patriarch’s sight restored
The relics of that world destroyed:


A world without a breathing soul,
or sign of life in plant or tree;
Stretched like a corpse
from pole to pole,
Untravelled land, unvoyaged sea!


Then from their
hiding-place they came,
And straightway built an altar there;
Whence rose to heaven
the double flame
Of pure burnt sacrifice and prayer.


We, in an ark not made with hands,
God’s own new covenant of peace,
Which on the rock of ages stands,
Seek refuge till his anger cease.


Then, as the cloud-born
rainbow smiled
On Noah’s ransomed ones, we trace
Our heavenly Father reconciled
In our incarnate Saviour’s face.

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