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C.D. Warner, et al., comp.  The Library of the World’s Best Literature.
An Anthology in Thirty Volumes.  1917.
 
Angel
By John Henry Newman (1801–1890)
 
MY work is done,
  My task is o’er,
    And so I come,
    Taking it home;
For the crown is won,        5
        Alleluia,
  For evermore.
 
My Father gave
  In charge to me
    This child of earth        10
    E’en from its birth,
To serve and save,
        Alleluia,
  And saved is he.
 
This child of clay        15
  To me was given,
    To rear and train
    By sorrow and pain
In the narrow way,
        Alleluia,        20
  From earth to heaven.
 
 
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