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Joseph Friedlander, comp.  The Standard Book of Jewish Verse.  1917.
The Persecuted Jew
By Stephen Taylor Dekins
WHEN strife is rampant in the world,
  And men and devils loudly cheer;
The hearts of men have turned to stone,
  And cruel monsters, laugh and sneer.
In sorrow and the darkest gloom,        5
  Our brother Jew has suffered long;
The God of Israel knows His own,
  He their King is great and strong.
Defend the people, God of hosts,
  Thou God of Israel, grand and great;        10
Look down and bless that noble race,
  And lead them to the golden gate.

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