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Joseph Friedlander, comp.  The Standard Book of Jewish Verse.  1917.
Aaron Levy Green
NOW dimly thro’ our tears we see his Face,
And treasure up his mem’ry in our hearts,
He stood in front a model Priest and Man,
Grand with a righteous energy for good,
Resplendent with a love for all his kind;        5
But most of all his great love for his Race.
No work too hard—no cause that wanted help,
But he the foremost one in doing good.
Honesty and Manliness and Truth,
A trinity of virtues joined in him.        10
Too soon for us—but not too soon for him
Has he been taken into Rest and Life.
For that perfection which he sought in us
He now has found in Immortality.
Dry up our tears—our God hath taken him;        15
He knoweth best. And when we go to rest
May it be found his bright example made
Us worthy of joining him on High.

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