Source: Baltimore American
Source type: newspaper
Document type: poem
Document title: “Requiem”
Author(s): Reese, C. Herbert
City of publication: Baltimore, Maryland
Date of publication: 19 September 1901
Volume number: 191
Issue number: 34817
|Reese, C. Herbert. “Requiem.” Baltimore American 19 Sept. 1901 v191n34817: p. 6.|
|McKinley funeral services (poetry); McKinley assassination (poetry); William McKinley (death: poetry).|
Not with an empire’s hollow pomp;
Not in a monarch’s jeweled pall,
But as a brother gently lay him,
Soldier and statesman loved by all.
Is this loss to crown our freedom,
And in its blessing seal belief?
Help, O Lord, thy struggling people;
Pardon a nation hushed in grief.
Then, as men, ponder the awful lesson,
Knitting the kindred of earth in one.
Oh, let us join our departed in saying:
“Not our will, but God’s, be done.”