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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,

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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.

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Yes thou art still the life; thou art the way

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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.

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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,
Thou hast sent thy blessed Son:
He will give the light I need,
He my trembling steps will lead.

A-MEN.

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Through this world, uncertain, dim,
Let me ever learn of him,
From his precepts wisdom draw,
Make his life my solemn law.

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Thus in deed and thought and word,
Led by Jesus Christ the Lord,
In my weakness, thus shall I
Learn to live, and learn to die. -

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Learn to live in peace and love,
Like the perfect ones above;
Learn to die without a fear,
Knowing thee, my Father, near.

WILLIAM HENRY FURNESS, 1802-1896.

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