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Edmund Clarence Stedman, ed. (1833–1908).  A Victorian Anthology, 1837–1895.  1895.
 
Let Me Be with Thee
 
Charlotte Elliott (1789–1871)
 
 
LET me be with thee where thou art,
  My Saviour, my eternal rest!
Then only will this longing heart
  Be fully and forever blest.
 
Let me be with thee where thou art,        5
  Thy unveil’d glory to behold;
Then only will this wandering heart
  Cease to be treacherous, faithless, cold.
 
Let me be with thee where thou art,
  Where spotless saints thy name adore;        10
Then only will this sinful heart
  Be evil and defil’d no more.
 
Let me be with thee where thou art,
  Where none can die, where none remove;
There neither death nor life will part        15
  Me from thy presence and thy love!
 

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