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CCLVI. The Christian Honourable

1 Not all the nobles of the earth,
Who boast the honors of their birth
Such real dignity can claim,
As those who bear the christian name.

2 To them the privilege is giv'n
To be the sons and heirs of Heav'n;
Sons of the GOD who reigns on high,
And heirs of joys beyond the sky.

3 On them a happy chosen race,
their father pours his riches grace:
To them his counsels he imparts,
And stamps his Image on their hearts.

4 Their Infant cries, their tender age,
His pity and his love engage:
He clasps them in his arms and there,
Secures them with parental care.

5 His will he makes them early know,
And teaches their young feet to go;
Whispers instruction to their minds,
And on their hearts his precepts binds.

Text Information
First Line: Not all the nobles of the earth
Title: The Christian Honourable
Author: Stennett
Publication Date: 1790
Meter: Long Metre
Topic: Family Worship
Language: English
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