I stood upon Niagara’s dizzy heights,
And gazed upon the fearful depths beneath;
I listened to the awful melody,
Forever echoing to the praise of God;
Fearfully behind the flowing drapery,
Entranced I stood, and heard terrific sounds.
A slippery path, a yawning gulf below,
And the huge precipices quivering,
Bade me beware. O God! I know thou art;
For here thy presence overwhelms my soul.
Source: Table Rock Album and Sketches of the Falls and Scenery Adjacent. Buffalo: Steam Press of Thomas and Lathrops, copyright by Jewett, Thomas & Co.,1856c.1848
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