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Joseph Friedlander, comp.  The Standard Book of Jewish Verse.  1917.
Leo N. Levi
By George Alexander Kohut
LET no lament break forth but rather sing
Hosannas to the Everlasting King;
Let Hallelujahs everywhere resound
And animate the newly hallowed ground
Where lovingly a garland we may place        5
To symbolize the homage of his race.
No wringing hands, nor shrill-voiced grief shall lift
Our hero from his consecrated crypt;—
If ye would truly honor him, who bore
The ensign of the fathers to the fore,        10
Then follow on, and raise the battle-flag,
And hasten on each footstep that would lag.
Unfold forsooth the ancient standard, and
Obey our leader’s clarion-toned command.

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