by Eugene Lee-Hamilton
And yet it moves; it spins through night and day
With dumb terrific speed; and town and throng,
Mountain and tossing sea, are whirled along,
And not one drop is spilt upon the way.
On heaven's dustless paths the Lord can play
With heavier balls than ours; and there, among
Unnumbered spheres that never can go wrong,
He's hurled us on our course, and we obey.
O Earth, I feel thee quiver underfoot;
I feel the whizzing of thy ceaseless flight,
As other whirling planets past us shoot.
I feel thee bounding like a ship at night
Through unseen waves. To guide us, God has put
On every skyey coast a starry light.
Last updated January 14, 2019