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"Songs by the Way"
The Poetical Writings of the Right Rev. George Washington Doane, D.D., LL.D.

Arranged and Edited by His Son, William Croswell Doane

New York: D. Appleton, 1860.


"God my Maker, who giveth songs in the night."

AT midnight hour, O Lord, I wake,
     To think upon Thy name;
To call to mind Thy gracious acts,
     And all Thy praise, proclaim;
And though no friendly ray should shine,
Nor single eye should wake, but mine,
My spirit knows no startling fear,
Convinced that Thou, my God, art near.

Thou, in my time of deep distress,
     Didst aid me, from on high;
Didst wipe the starting tear, away,
     And still the bursting sigh:
Life cannot throw so deep a gloom,
There is no darkness in the tomb,
Can e'er disturb my breast with fear,
For Thou, my God, wilt still be near.

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