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Alfred H. Miles, ed.  Women Poets of the Nineteenth Century.  1907.
 
Lyrics and Verse Tales.
I. Beloved, It Is Morn
By Emily H. Hickey (1845–1924)
 
BELOVED, it is morn!
  A redder berry on the thorn,
  A deeper yellow on the corn,
For this good day new-born.
      Pray, Sweet, for me        5
      That I may be
      Faithful to God and thee.
 
Beloved, it is day!
  And lovers work, as children play,
  With heart and brain untir’d alway:        10
Dear love, look up and pray.
      Pray, Sweet, for me
      That I may be
      Faithful to God and thee.
 
Beloved, it is night!        15
  Thy heart and mine are full of light,
  Thy spirit shineth clear and white,
God keep thee in His sight!
      Pray, Sweet, for me
      That I may be        20
      Faithful to God and thee.
 
 
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