Niagara! thy waters were not made
A toy for puny mortals’ idle gaze.
Thine is a hymn eternal, and the tones
Of thy mysterious voice ascend the skies,
And pour the strains of Nature’s melody
Before the throne of Him who made the earth,
And seas, and skies, and all that in them is.
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
This link takes you to the scanned version of the 1855 version of Table Rock Album from the Hathi Trust
See the Table of Contents of the Table Rock Album on this site.