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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.


For several mornings, a little bird found its way into the saloon at St. Mary's
Hall, where a Sunday class was gathered.

LITTLE wingéd bit of song,
Wheresoe'er thou dost belong,
Come, and go, without a fear;
Thou art ever welcome here!

Dost thou know the sacred day?
Dost thou know where maidens pray?
Dost thou won down, from the sky,
By our Chapel minstrelsy?

Did the angels tell thee, when
Thou might'st hear good Bishop Ken,
In that sweetest Morning Hymn
Fit for chanting Cherubim!

Did the Saviour, from above,
In the fullness of His love,
Send a message down, by thee;
"Let the children come to Me?"

Little wingéd bit of song,
Wheresoe'er, thou dost belong,
Come, and go, without a fear!
Thou art ever welcome here!

August, 1858.

Bishop Ken's "Morning Hymn" is always sung on Sundays, in the Chapel of the Holy Innocents; also the Evening Hymn.

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