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Source: Phrenological Journal and Phrenological Magazine
Source type: journal
Document type: poem
Document title: “In Memoriam”
Author(s): Cox, Margaret Isabel
Date of publication: October 1901
Volume number: 112
Issue number: 4
Pagination: 107

Cox, Margaret Isabel. “In Memoriam.” Phrenological Journal and Phrenological Magazine Oct. 1901 v112n4: p. 107.
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William McKinley (death: poetry).
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William McKinley.


In Memoriam



“Good-by. It is God’s way. His will be done,” the Martyr said;
“Nearer my God to Thee,” he prayed, and with the blessed dead
His brave and gentle spirit thro’ the pearly portals swept,
While watchful, hopeful, tearful vigils all the nation kept,
While prayer ascended as from one great, loving, aching heart,
“God’s will, not ours,” was done, and he, the man we set apart—
Our Chief, our Ruler, most belov’d, he died. “It is God’s way!”
O words of benediction blessed! Come they on this day
Unto his people as they pass beneath the grievous rod.
From Death to Life! From Cross to Crown! From Martyrdom to God!



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