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Source: Modern Culture
Source type: magazine
Document type: poem
Document title: “The Martyr’s Word”
Author(s): V., E. F.
Date of publication: October 1901
Volume number: 14
Issue number: 2
Pagination: 170

 
Citation
V., E. F. “The Martyr’s Word.” Modern Culture Oct. 1901 v14n2: p. 170.
 
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Keywords
William McKinley (poetry).
 
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The Martyr’s Word

“His will be done” said he, and fell asleep—
 A martyr’s wondrous word for us to keep!

“His will be done,” it means for every man
 To live the law of right as best he can.

 It came from him who knew and loved the right
 ’Twas heard by all the world in sorrow’s night.

 And now “His will be done” shall fire the heart
 Of every man who hears to do his part.

 And right shall rule within our Nation’s halls,
“His will be done” engraved upon our walls.

 Then weakness, wailing, anarchy, and night
 Shall flee before the martyr’s word of light!

“His will be done” said he, and fell asleep—
 O wondrous martyr’s word for us to keep!

Cleveland, Ohio.

 

 


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