It Is Good

Johann Wolfgang von Goethe 1749 (Frankfurt) – 1832 (Weimar)



IN Paradise while moonbeams play'd,

Jehovah found, in slumber deep,
Adam fast sunk; He gently laid

Eve near him,--she, too, fell asleep.
There lay they now, on earth's fair shrine,
God's two most beauteous thoughts divine.--
When this He saw, He cried:--'Tis Good!!!
And scarce could move from where He stood.

No wonder, that our joy's complete
While eye and eye responsive meet,
When this blest thought of rapture moves us--
That we're with Him who truly loves us,
And if He cries:--Good, let it be!
'Tis so for both, it seems to me.
Thou'rt clasp'd within these arms of mine,
Dearest of all God's thoughts divine!

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Submitted on May 13, 2011

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Scheme A BA BCCDD EEFFGGCC
Closest metre Iambic tetrameter
Characters 608
Words 113
Stanzas 4
Stanza Lengths 1, 2, 5, 8

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