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Joseph Friedlander, comp.  The Standard Book of Jewish Verse.  1917.
The Latter Day
By Thomas Hastings
HAIL, to the brightness of Zion’s glad morning:
  Joy to the lands that in darkness have lain;
Hushed to the accents of sorrow and mourning;
  Zion in triumph begins her mild reign!
Hail to the brightness of Zion’s glad morning,        5
  Long by the prophets of Israel foretold;
Hail to the millions from bondage returning;
  Gentiles and Jews the blest vision behold!
Lo, in the desert rich flowers are springing;
  Streams ever copious are gliding along!        10
Loud from the mountain-tops echoes are ringing;
  Wastes rise in verdure, and mingle in song.
See, from all lands, from the isles of the ocean,
  Praise to Jehovah ascending on high;
Fallen are the engines of war and commotion;        15
  Shouts of salvation are rending the sky!

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