WHEN to my Eyes
Whilst deep sleep others catches,
  Thine host of spies,
The stars, shine in their watches,
  I do survey
  Each busy ray,
And how they work, and wind ;
  And wish each beam
  My soul doth stream
With the like ardour shin'd ;
  What emanations,
  Quick vibrations,
And bright stirs are there !
  What thin ejections,
  Cold affections,
And slow motions here !

  Thy heav'ns, some say,
Are a fiery-liquid light,
  Which mingling aye
Streams, and flames thus to the sight.
  Come then, my God !
  Shine on this blood
And water, in one beam ;
  And Thou shalt see
  Kindled by Thee
Both liquors burn, and stream.
  O what bright quickness,
  Active brightness,
And celestial flows,
  Will follow after
  On that water,
Which Thy Spirit blows !

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