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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.


HAND in hand, we stood together,
     At the altar-stone;
Hand in hand, in roughest weather,
     Life-long, we have gone:
Hand in hand, in hours of gladness,
     Cheerily we strayed;
Hand in hand, in hours of sadness,
     Knelt to God, and prayed.

Hand in hand, we went, my own love,
     For a little while;
Hand in hand, we'll sleep, in stone, love,
     In the sacred aisle:
Hand in hand, the trumpet sounding,
     Saved through Christ, we'll rise;
Hand in hand, through grace abounding,
     Soar beyond the skies.

THE BREAKERS, 9th June, 1853.

* This was written 12 years later; the impression still fresh and strong.

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