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Edmund Clarence Stedman, ed. (1833–1908).  A Victorian Anthology, 1837–1895.  1895.
 
Hymn
 
Sarah Flower Adams (1805–48)
 
 
HE sendeth sun, he sendeth shower,
Alike they ’re needful for the flower:
And joys and tears alike are sent
To give the soul fit nourishment.
As comes to me or cloud or sun,        5
Father! thy will, not mine, be done!
 
Can loving children e’er reprove
With murmurs whom they trust and love?
Creator! I would ever be
A trusting, loving child to thee:        10
As comes to me or cloud or sun,
Father! thy will, not mine, be done!
 
Oh, ne’er will I at life repine:
Enough that thou hast made it mine.
When falls the shadow cold of death        15
I yet will sing, with parting breath,
As comes to me or shade or sun,
Father! thy will, not mine, be done!
 

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