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C.M.

1
Nature is very beautiful,
Her forms extremely fair,
Her aspects give a real joy,
That all mankind may share.

2
The changing sky, the mighty sea,
The verdant, fruitful fields,
The lofty peaks, and fertile vales,
Each its own pleasure yields.

3
The rainbow’s hues, the sunset’s glow,
The rose’s tender blush,
The moon’s pale beam, which changes all
To silver with her touch.

4
The babbling stream, the rustling leaves,
The birds’ sweet carefree songs,
The drowsy hum of anxious bees,
To nature’s mirth belongs.

5
But O! may nature draw my heart
From earth to nature’s God,
And may I feel that He is mine,
O’er all created good.

6
O may I know His special love,
Displayed to His own choice,
All nature does His goodness prove,
But may I hear His voice.