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Joseph Friedlander, comp.  The Standard Book of Jewish Verse.  1917.
 
Sonnet
By Canon Jenkins
 
Addressed to Sir Moses Montefiore, Dec. 10, 1878.

IF Patriarchal days alone were thine—
Though we might well adore the mighty Hand
  Which oft has led thee in the Promised Land
To trace the glories of thine earlier line,
Thou faithful servant of that Lord Divine        5
  Which tends like Shepherd true the minished band
  Of Israel—though such life in wisdom planned
Might well our hearts to wondering faith incline,
Now wonder yields to high and hallowing thought
  That faith alone could lead thine onward way        10
And teach our souls with earthly cares distraught
  To follow through the gloom that brightening ray
Which leads thee, now thine earthly work is wrought,
  Leaning on God, to wait the coming day.
 
 
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