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“A Poem for Children with Thoughts on Death” by Jupiter Hammon


                                                                                            I O Ye young and thoughtless youth,    Come seek the living God, The scriptures are a sacred truth,    Ye must believe the word.                                                Eccl. xii. 1.                               II Tis God alone can make you wise,    His wisdom’s from above, He fills the soul with sweet supplies    By his […]

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“An Address to Miss Phillis Wheatley” by Jupiter Hammon


I. O come you pious youth! adore     The wisdom of thy God, In bringing thee from distant shore,     To learn His holy word.                                                                   Eccles. xii. II. Though mightst been left behind     Amidst a dark abode; God’s tender mercy still combined,     Thou hast the holy word.                                                                   Psal. cxxv. 2, 3.

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