The Partiarchs

  And let Thy patriarchs’ desire, 
—Those great grandfathers of Thy Church, which saw 
  More in the cloud than we in fire, 
Whom nature clear’d more, than us grace and law, 
              And now in heaven still pray, that we 
              May use our new helps right— 
Be satisfied, and fructify in me ; 
Let not my mind be blinder by more light, 
Nor faith by reason added lose her sight. 

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