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238. Eternity! Eternity

Eternity! Eternity!
That boundless, soundless, tideless, sea,
Of mysteries the mystery,
What is Eternity to me?

Infinite bliss or misery,
Woe past, woe present, woe to be;
The fulness of felicity;
These are Eternity to me.

Two voices from Eternity!
A voice from heaven comes down to me,
A voice from bell breaks dolefully,
"Life, Death, O Man! are offer'd thee."

The abyss is moved; even Wrath cries "Flee!"
The height expands, and Love cries "See
What God hath here prepared for thee;
Choose thou thine own Eternity!"

Text Information
First Line: Eternity! Eternity
Title: Eternity! Eternity
Author: James Montgomery
Meter: 8.8.8.8
Language: English
Publication Date: 1854
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