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Poem by Alexander Montgomerie


Sonnet 1. To the Blessed Trinity


SVPREME Essence, beginning, vnbegun,
Ay Trinall Ane, ane vndevydit Three,
Etemall Word, vha victorie hes wun
Ouir death, ouir hell, triumphing on the trie,

Forknavlege, Wysdome, and All-seing Ee,
lehovah, Alpha and Omega, All,
Lyk vnto nane, nor nane lyk vnto Thee,
Vnmovt vha movis the rounds about the Ball,

Contener vnconteind; is, was, and sail
Be, sempitemall, mercifull, and just.
Creator vncreatit, nou I call.

Teich me Thy treuth, since vnto Thee I trust,
Incres, confirme, and strenthen from aboue
My faith, my hope, and, by the lave, my loue.



Alexander Montgomerie


Alexander Montgomerie's other poems:
  1. The Cherrie and the Slae
  2. Sonnet 18. To the Lords of the Session. I
  3. Sonnet 30. Christen Lyndesay to Ro. Hudsone
  4. Sonnet 61. Of the Duleweid. III
  5. Sonnet 19. To the Lords of the Session. II


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