CCCLII. Longing after unseen pleasures

1 O could our thoughts and wishes fly
Above these gloomy shades,
To those bright worlds beyond the sky,
Which sorrow ne'er invades!

2 There joys unseen by mortal eyes,
Or reason's feeble ray,
In ever blooming prospects rise,
Unconscious of decay.

3 Lord, send a beam of light divine,
To guide our upward aim!
With one reviving touch of thine,
Our languid hearts inflame.

4 Then shall, on faith's sublimest wing,
Our ardent wishes rise
To those bright scenes, where pleasures spring
Immortal in the skies.

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First Line: O could our thoughts and wishes fly
Title: Longing after unseen pleasures
Publication Date: 1799
Meter: C. M.
Topic: Heaven: Longed for
Language: English
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