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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.


"Ecce jam noctis tenuatur umbra."

THE shades of night are flitting fast,
      The golden east is streaked with day,
And now, O Lord of life and light,
     With thankful hearts, to Thee we pray.

Sinners we are, yet hear us, Lord
      In pity hear, and send us peace;
Thy saving health, to all afford,
      And bid each sin and sorrow cease.

Grant it, eternal Trinity,
     The Father, Son, and Spirit blessed,
Whose glory is, and still shall be,
     Through all the world, with joy, confessed.

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