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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.


G. H. D.;


WHEN morning streaks the eastern sky,
     And wakes the world for me;
To thee, my first affections fly,
     My darling, on the sea

Through all the close and crowded day,
     What toils, what cares, there be;
By thee, my thoughts still find their way,
     My darling, on the sea.

While, from the far and fading West,
     The day dies duskily;
With thee, my spirit seeks its rest,
     My darling, on the sea.

The silent watches of the night,
     Still find my soul with thee;
And dreams restore thee, fond and bright,
     My darling, on the sea.

By day or night, in toil or rest,
     Whate'er my lot may be;
With thee, my fond heart finds its rest,
     My darling, on the sea.

And, come what can, of pains or cares,
     Of joys, or griefs, to me;
I still will shield thee, with my prayers,
     My darling, on the sea.

RIVERSIDE, August 30, 1852.

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