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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.


"It is well." *

BELOVED, "it is well!--"
     God's ways are always right;
And love is o'er them all,
     Though far above our sight.

Beloved, "it is well!--"
     Though deep and sore, the smart,
He wounds, who skills to bind,
     And heal the broken heart.

Beloved, "it is well!--"
     Though sorrow clouds our way,
'Twill make the joy more dear,
     That ushers in the day.

Beloved, "it is well!--"
     The path that Jesus trod,
Though rough and dark it be,
     Leads home, to heaven, and God.

* In a little book of Dr. Bedell's, having this title.

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