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George Willis Cooke, comp.  The Poets of Transcendentalism: An Anthology.  1903.
 
‘I shall be satisfied when I awake with Thy Likeness’
By Ednah Dow Littlehale Cheney (1824–1904)
 
“WAKEN in Thy likeness,” meet Thee face to face,
  Know the sweet unfoldings of Thy perfect love,
All the wondrous meaning of Thy wisdom trace,
  All the perfect justice of Thine order prove.
 
“Waken in Thy likeness,” be what Thou hast willed,        5
  Know the sweet communion hearts can meet in Thee,
All earth’s restless passions, all its longings stilled,
  All times blended in Eternity.
 
“Waken in Thy likeness,” knowing all Thy truth,
  Loving all Thy children, living in Thy breath,        10
Blossoming forever in the joy of youth.
  Break thy peaceful slumber, waken me, oh Death!
 
 
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