Hymn to the Seal: (To the Tune of "Soldiers of Christ, Arise")

Creature of God, thy coat
That lies all black and fine
I do admire, as on a sunny
Rock to see thee climb.
When thou wast young thy coat
Was pale with spots upon it
But now in Single black it lies
And thou, Seal, liest on it.
What bliss abounds to view
God’s creatures in their prime
Climb in full coat upon a rock
To breathe and to recline.