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Cleveland Plain Dealer
Source type: newspaper
Document type: poem
Document title: “‘His Will Be Done’”
Author(s): Rose, W. R.
City of publication: Cleveland, Ohio
Date of publication: 15 September 1901
Volume number: 60
Issue number: 258
Part/Section: 1
Pagination: 6

Rose, W. R. “‘His Will Be Done.’” Cleveland Plain Dealer 15 Sept. 1901 v60n258: part 1, p. 6.
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William McKinley (death: poetry).
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“His Will Be Done”

With deepest founts of Love to drain
     They could not stay the fleeting breath;
The bolts of Science, hurled in vain,
     Fell harmless at the feet of Death.
A million prayers arose on high—
     Yet hope went downward with the sun,
As faintly came that farewell sigh:
     “It is God’s way—
                   His will be done!”

So passed a soldier brave and true;
     So passed a clean and loyal soul.
The right he ever kept in view,
     And pressed breast-forward to the goal.
This was a man—so loved, so wise!
     And when his splendid race was run
In simple faith he closed his eyes:
     “It is God’s way—
                   His will be done!”