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Andrew Macphail, comp.  The Book of Sorrow.  1916.
X. The Pity of It
‘O God, to Thee I yield’
By Thomas Edward Brown (1830–1897)
O GOD, to Thee I yield
The gift Thou givest most precious, most divine!
Yet to what field
I must resign
His little feet        5
That wont to be so fleet,
I muse. O, joy to think
On what soft brink
Of flood he plucks the daffodils,
On what empurpled hills        10
He stands, Thy kiss all fresh upon his brow,
And wonders, if his father sees him now!

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