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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.


"The violets are sweet, from the rain, this morning," my gardener said, "I let
it in upon them."

"SWEET from the rain:" the scentless shower
     Upon the earth descends;
And all Arabia, in tire flower,
     Its thousand odours, blends.

"Sweet from the rain:" so human hearts
     Grow tender, after tears;
And sorrow, sanctified, imparts
     The peace of happier spheres.

"Sweet from the rain:" beloved, so
     Thy kindness soothes my heart;
And joys, I thought no more to know,
     Their sympathies impart.

"Sweet from the rain:" the heavenly grace
      On sinful souls, is poured;
And from the lost and guilty race,
     Rise praises, to the Lord.

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