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George Willis Cooke, comp.  The Poets of Transcendentalism: An Anthology.  1903.
By Sidney Henry Morse (1833–1903)
GIRD thee, gird thee, soldier strong!
Gird thee with the hate of wrong,—
Gird thee with a love that smites
Down the hate of him who fights!
Victory be his as thine,        5
Soldier strong, whose face doth shine!
Erring world, sweet Charity
Veileth all thy sins that be:
She forgives e’en darkest crime,
She, with vision reaching far,        10
Sees the land whose glories are
Fair fulfilments of all time.
God wists not to hear thee pray,
When thou ’st somewhat wise to say;
Finite wisdom blocks the way.        15
Better far thou speak’st no word—
Only let thy heart be heard.

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