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The Dove of Fire

Donald P. Goodman III

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Sing alleluia! for the dove awash in flame of red and purest white has stak'd eternal claim upon the poor and broken, sick and weak and lame;    Alleluia!
All we who froze in frigid darkness for so long, for countless, lightless ages winter did prolong, are thaw'd and warm'd by fire, and to the King belong;    Alleluia!
This dove of cleanest white, with flames for wing and plume; this fire which burns e'er hotter but doth not consume; this warmth which helps and keeps us, e'en beyond the tomb;    Alleluia!
Sing alleluia! We have not been left alone to muddle helpless in the dark and on our own; beneath these fiery wings we're carried to the throne!    Alleluia!