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Joseph Friedlander, comp. The Standard Book of Jewish Verse. 1917.

By Anonymous

The Bible

“THIS book—this holy book, on every line

Marked with the seal of high divinity,

On every leaf bedew’d with drops of love

Divine;… this ray of sacred light,

This lamp from off the everlasting throne

Mercy took down, and in the night of Time

Stood … evermore beseeching men with tears

And earnest sighs, to read, believe and live.