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Edmund Clarence Stedman, ed. (1833–1908).  An American Anthology, 1787–1900.  1900.
 
114. Evening
 
By George Washington Doane
 
 
SOFTLY now the light of day
Fades upon my sight away;
Free from care, from labor free,
Lord, I would commune with Thee:
 
Thou, whose all-pervading eye,        5
  Naught escapes, without, within,
Pardon each infirmity,
  Open fault and secret sin.
 
Soon, for me, the light of day
Shall forever pass away;        10
Then, from sin and sorrow free,
Take me, Lord, to dwell with Thee:
 
Thou, who, sinless, yet hast known
  All of man’s infirmity;
Then from Thine eternal throne,        15
  Jesus, look with pitying eye.
 

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