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Joseph Friedlander, comp.  The Standard Book of Jewish Verse.  1917.
The Harp of Faith
By Abram S. Isaacs
AT midnight, so the rabbis tell
  When David slept profound,
A harp suspended on his couch
  Gave forth a trembling sound.
Up sprang the royal bard inspired,        5
  His fingers touched the chord,
And with strange gladness in his soul,
  In psalms he praised the Lord.
At midnight, when the doubts assail,
  And anxious fears surround,        10
O Soul of mine, amid all gloom,
  Give forth a joyous sound.
O bid me seize the harp of faith,
  And sing a holy strain,
Until each day my life and thought        15
  Resound in glad refrain.

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