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Joseph Friedlander, comp.  The Standard Book of Jewish Verse.  1917.
The Jewish Captive’s Song
By Marion and Celia Moss
ONE is thine hour of might,
  Zion, and fallen art thou;
Thy temple’s sacred height
  Is desecrated now.
That I should live to see        5
  The ruins of that dome,
And Judah’s children be,
  Bondsmen, and slaves to Rome.
When I saw heaven’s wrath descending,
  Why ’scap’d I from the grave,        10
While thousands died defending
  The shrine they could not save;
But bless’d are those who sleep
  In their quiet resting place,
That they did not live to weep        15
  O’er the scattering of their race.

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