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Joseph Friedlander, comp.  The Standard Book of Jewish Verse.  1917.
 
The Fated Race
Anonymous
 
WHAT! still reject the fated race
  Thus long denied repose,
What! madly striving to efface
  The rights that Heaven bestows!
 
Say, flows not in each Jewish vein,        5
  Unchecked, without control,
A tide as pure, as free from stain,
  As warms the Christian soul?
 
Do ye not yet the times discern
  That these shall cease to roam;        10
That Shiloh pledged for their return
  Will bring his ransomed home?
 
Be error quick to darkness hurl’d!
  No more with hate pursue,
For He who died to save a world—        15
  Immanuel—was a Jew.
 
 
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