'Of Whom the World Was Not Worthy'
Faith, Theology of Nature, Human Species
The title is quoted from Hebrews 11. 38 and refers to heroes of the faith, 'of whom the world was not worthy'. The poem reviews the natural order, and considers that it is not unworthy of the faithful. Indeed 'universal nature longs / To cry aloud, and lift its voice / In choral melody and songs' and the creator's works 'recite / Their Maker's wisdom and his might'. It is 'man alone that works him [the faithful one] woe'.
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