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I Saw a Palace Proud and High (Proverbs 14:11), a hymn on “Charity” by Penina Moïse (Ḳ.Ḳ. Beth Elohim 1842)

https://opensiddur.org/?p=40068 I Saw a Palace Proud and High (Proverbs 14:11), a hymn on "Charity" by Penina Moïse (Ḳ.Ḳ. Beth Elohim 1842) 2021-10-26 18:09:51 "I saw a palace proud and high (Proverbs chap. XIV v. 11)," by Penina Moïse, published in 1842, appears under the subject "Charity" as Hymn 39 in <em><a href="/?p=39305">Hymns Written for the Service of the Hebrew Congregation Beth Elohim, South Carolina</a></em> (Penina Moïse et al., Ḳ.Ḳ. Beth Elohim, 1842), pp. 42-43. Text the Open Siddur Project Aharon N. Varady (transcription) Aharon N. Varady (transcription) Ḳahal Ḳadosh Beth Elohim (Charleston, South Carolina) Penina Moïse https://opensiddur.org/copyright-policy/ Aharon N. Varady (transcription) https://creativecommons.org/publicdomain/zero/1.0/ Baqashot 19th century C.E. 57th century A.M. English vernacular prayer wisdom South Carolina hymns ABAB rhyming scheme exhortation
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Proverbs 14:11.
I saw a palace proud and high,
A work that vanity had planned;
Its towers pointed to the sky,
Not so its master’s heart or hand.
There stood an humble mansion near,
And wisdom was its architect;
Pillars of holiness were there,
While Charity its portals decked.
And worldly men, as these they past,
Would linger long before the first;
But looked with scorn upon the last,
As though it were a thing accursed.
Behold! a bolt from heaven falls,
And blasts the rich man’s residence;
While from its neighbor’s lowly walls
Rise songs of praise to providence.
That house is built on barren sand,
Wherein no seeds of faith are stored;
If thou would’st have the fabric stand,
Oh! let its founder fear the Lord.[1] These last three lines are changed in the 1856 edition. 

“I saw a palace proud and high (Proverbs chap. XIV v. 11),” by Penina Moïse, published in 1842, appears under the subject “Charity” as Hymn 39 in Hymns Written for the Service of the Hebrew Congregation Beth Elohim, South Carolina (Penina Moïse et al., Ḳ.Ḳ. Beth Elohim, 1842), pp. 42-43. –Aharon Varady

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1 These last three lines are changed in the 1856 edition.

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