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From Bobrov—The Golden Palace

By Sir John Bowring (1792–1872)

From ‘Specimens of the Russian Poets’

[Sung at midnight in the Greek churches the last week before Easter.]

THE GOLDEN palace of my God

Tow’ring above the clouds I see

Beyond the cherubs’ bright abode,

Higher than angels’ thoughts can be:

How can I in those courts appear

Without a wedding garment on?

Conduct me, Thou life-giver, there;

Conduct me to Thy glorious throne:

And clothe me with thy robes of light,

And lead me through sin’s darksome night,

My Savior and my God!