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LORD when the wise men came from farr Ledd to

LORD when the wise men came from farr
Ledd to thy Cradle by A Starr
Then did the shepheards too rejoyce
Instructed by thy Angells voyce
Blest were the wisemen in their skill 5
And shepheards in their harmelesse will.

Wisemen in tracing natures lawes
Ascend unto the highest cause
Shepheards with humble fearefulnesse
Walke safely though their light be lesse 10
Though wisemen better know the way
It seemes noe honest heart can stray.

Ther is noe merrit in the wise
But love the shepheards sacrifice.
Wisemen all wayes of knowledge past 15
To th"" shepheards wonder come at last
To know can only wonder breede
And not to know is wonders seede.

A wiseman at the Alter bowes
And offers up his studied vowes 20
And is received may not the teares
Which spring too from a shepheards feares
And sighs upon his fraylty spent
Though not distinct be eloquent?

Tis true the object sanctifies 25
All passions which within us rise
But since noe creature comprehends
The cause of causes end of ends
Hee who himselfe vouchsafes to know
Best pleases his creator soe. 30

When then our sorrowes we applye
To our owne wantes and poverty
When wee looke up in all distresse
And our owne misery confesse
Sending both thankes and prayers above 35
Then though wee do not know we love. .

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