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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.

"Our Father, who art in Heaven."

"Our Father--" such Thy gracious name,
Though throned above the starry frame,
Thy holy name, be still adored,
Eternal God, and Sov'reign Lord:
Spread far and wide, Thy righteous sway;
Till utmost earth, Thy laws, obey;
And, as in Heaven, before Thy throne,
So here, Thy will, by all, be done:
This day, Great Source of every good,
Feed us, with our convenient food:
As we, to all, their faults forgive,
So bid us, by Thy pardon, live:
Let not our feeble foosteps stray,
Seduced by sin, from Thy right way:
But, saved from evil work, and word,
Make us Thine own, Almighty Lord:

For Thine the sceptre is, and throne,
     That shall be crush'd, or shaken, never;
The glory Thine, O God, alone,
     And power that shall endure, for ever.

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