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Joseph Friedlander, comp.  The Standard Book of Jewish Verse.  1917.
 
Theodore Herzl
By Harry Myers
 
PEACE! no tear for him who sleepeth near.
      No mourning word,
Splendid pæan rather and ringing cheer
      Be heard!
Let his white bones know,        5
Let his soul discover
Its loving overflow
Of him his people’s lover
In our voices thunder,
In our labor’s glory!        10
Find in each tone asunder
His triumphant story—
Of his hope grown free,
Of his battles won,
Of Lion’s victory,        15
      And Judah’s noonday sun.
Hosannah! thou that sleepest here,
Hosannah! thou that sleepest here!
Hosannah, leader ’gainst all fear!
      Israel lives anew!        20
 
 
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