In the ancient house of ages,
See, they cannot rest!
With a hope, which awe assuages,
Tremble all the blest.
- the son and heir eternal, To be son yet more,
Leaves his stately chair supernal
For the earth's low floor;
Leaves the room so high and old,
Leaves the all-world hearth,
Seeks the out-air, frosty-cold,
Of the twilight earth--
To be throned in newer glory
In a mother's lap,
Gather up our broken story,
And right every hap.