“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.