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THOU great Friend to all the sons of men, Who once appeared in humblest guise below, Sin to rebuke, to break the captive's chain,
To call thy brethren forth from want and woe,
Thee would I sing: thy truth is still the light
Which guides the nations, groping on their way, Stumbling and falling in disastrous night,
Yet hoping ever for the perfect day.
Yes thou art still the life; thou art the way
The holiest know, light, life, and way of heaven; And they who dearest hope and deepest pray,
Toil by the truth, life, way, that thou hast given.
THEODORE PARKER, 1810-1860.
EEBLE, helpless, how shall I Learn to live, and learn to die? Who, O God, my guide shall be? Who shall lead thy child to thee?
CARL MARIA VON WEBER, 1786-1826.
Heavenly Father, gracious one,
Through this world, uncertain, dim,
Thus in deed and thought and word,
Learn to live in peace and love,
WILLIAM HENRY FURNESS, 1802-1896.