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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.

"Lord, to whom shall we go? Thou hast the words of eternal life."

LORD, should we leave Thy hallowed feet,
     To whom should we repair?
Where else, such holy comforts meet,
     As spring, eternal, there?

Earth has no fount of true delight,
     No pure, perennial stream;
And sorrow's storm, and death's long night,
     Soon wrap life's brightest beam.

Unmingled joys, 'tis Thine to give,
     And undecaying peace;
For Thou canst teach us, so to live,
     That life shall never cease.

Thou, only, canst, the cheering words
     Of endless life, supply,
Anointed, of the Lord of Lords,
     The Son of God, most High.

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