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Stedman and Hutchinson, comps.  A Library of American Literature:
An Anthology in Eleven Volumes.  1891.
Vol. V: Literature of the Republic, Part II., 1821–1834
 
Evening
By George Washington Doane (1799–1859)
 
[Born in Trenton, N. J., 1799. Died at Burlington, N. J., 1859. From Life and Writings. 1860.]

Psalm cxli. 2.

SOFTLY now the light of day
Fades upon my sight away;
Free from care, from labor free,
Lord, I would commune with Thee:
 
Thou, whose all-pervading eye,        5
  Naught escapes, without, within,
Pardon each infirmity,
  Open fault and secret sin.
 
Soon, for me, the light of day
Shall for ever pass away;        10
Then, from sin and sorrow free,
Take me, Lord, to dwell with Thee:
 
Thou, who, sinless, yet hast known
  All of man’s infirmity;
Then, from Thine eternal throne,        15
  Jesus, look with pitying eye.
 
 
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