Charles Harpur

23 January 1813 – 10 June 1868 / Windsor, New South Wales

Downward, Through The Blooming Roofage

Downward, through the blooming roofage
Of a lonely forest bower,
Come the yellow sunbeams,—falling
Like a burning shower:
So through heaven’s starry ceiling
To the hermit soul’s abode,
Comes the Holy Spirit,—earthward
Raying down from God.
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