Summer Solstice 2014: lines from 'Faust'

I wondered what Goethe had to say about the Summer Solstice and found these lines, addressed to the sun, from the Song of the Archangels in 'Faust, Part 1':

Ihr Anblick gibt den Engeln Starke,
Wenn keiner sie ergrunden mag;
Die unbegreiflich hohen Werke
Sind herrlich wie am ersten Tag.

I'd translate that as:

Your shining gives the angels power,
Yet none can understand your ways;
Incomprehensible Creation
Stuns as it did on the first day.

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