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Source: Pathways, and Other Poems
Source type: book
Document type: poem
Document title: “Our Well-Beloved”
Author(s): Adams, M. Winchester
Publisher: Francis W. Orvis
Place of publication: New York, New York
Year of publication: 1903
Pagination: 113

 
Citation
Adams, M. Winchester. “Our Well-Beloved.” Pathways, and Other Poems. New York: Francis W. Orvis, 1903: p. 113.
 
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Keywords
William McKinley (poetry); William McKinley (death: poetry).
 
Named persons
William McKinley.
 
Notes
From title page: By M. Winchester Adams, Author “Polly,” and Other Poems.
 
Document

 

Our Well-Beloved

 

(William McKinley, September 14, 1901.)

We dwell on his statesmanship with pride,
We love, of his life, its Christ-like side.

His trusting faith in the All-wise One,
“It is God’s way; His will be done.”
His loving care of his faithful wife,
Ev’ry day of a busy life;
His thoughtful word for the deadly foe,
“Let no one harm him.” Aye, we know
He must have sat at the Master’s feet,
To speak forgiveness so complete.
“Nearer, my God, to Thee,” his prayer,
“E’en though it be a cross” to bear.
Comforting words for the faithful heart
Who knew the hour had come to part.
The “Good-bye, all,” at life’s ebbing tide,
A message to our Nation wide;
No one forgotten—his great heart knew
The grief his people must pass through.
With sorrowing hearts we kneel and pray,
“God’s will be done, not ours,” alway [sic].

We dwell on his statesmanship with pride,
We love, of his life, its Christ-like side.

 

 


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