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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.


WITHIN the Church, a fountain springs;
     It started, from the Saviour's side;
Peace, pardon, joy, to all, it brings,--
     The life-blood of the Crucified.

Its living streams, forever flow,
       Forever pine, forever free;
The spirit's solace, here below,
     Its succour, for eternity.

"Ho, every one that thirsts, draw nigh--"
      Beloved, hear the voice divine!
The broken heart, the contrite sigh,
     Are welcome there; and these are thine.

Come, then--the Spirit calls,--come near,
     In humble faith, in trembling love:
Drink comfort, for thy sorrows here,
     And taste, before, the bliss above.

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