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Opening Ceremonies of the New York and Brooklyn Bridge, May 24, 1883

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Author: Various Authors
Published: 1883
Language: English
Wordcount: 21,674 / 70 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 57.2
LoC Category: TG
Downloads: 557
Added to site: 2009.02.27
mnybks.net#: 23558
Genre: History
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y, skill, genius--come of Thee; and when we consecrate their triumphs unto Thee, we give Thee but Thine own. Enable us to see in the strength and grandeur of this structure the evident tokens of Thy power, bringing mighty things to pass through the weakness of Thy creatures. Give us grace and wisdom to discern in all this work the nobler uses it was ordained by Thee to subserve. Teach us to know that all this mighty fabric is but vanity, save as it shall promote Thy sovereign purpose toward the sons of men. O Lord God, clothed with majesty and honor, decking Thyself with light as with a garment, and spreading out the heavens like a curtain, with the beams of Thy chambers in the waters, and the clouds for Thy chariot, walking upon the wings of the wind, Thy messengers spirits and Thy ministers a flaming fire, accept, we beseech Thee, this last and chiefest fruit of human toil and genius as a tribute to Thy glory, and a new power making for righteousness and peace amid all conflicts of earthly interests, and al

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