Masterpieces of the World's Best Literature (Classic Reprint)

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Fb&c Limited, Jan 12, 2018 - 326 pages
Excerpt from Masterpieces of the World's Best Literature

Y feet they are sore, and my limbs they weary; Long is the way, and the mountains are wild Soon will the twilight close moonless and dreary Over the path of the poor orphan child.

Why did they send me so far and so lonely, Up where the moors spread and gray rocks are piled? Men are hard-hearted, and kind angels only Watch o'er the steps of a poor orphan child.

Yet distant and soft the night-breeze is blowing, Clouds there are none, and clear stars beam mild God in His mercy protection is showing, Comfort and hope to the poor orphan child.

Ev'n should I fall o'er the broken bridge passing, Or stray in the marshes, by false lights beguiled, Still will my Father, with promise and blessings, Take to His bosom the poor orphan child.

There is a thought that for strength should avail me, Though both of shelter and kindred despoiled; Heaven is a home, and a rest will not fail me; God is a friend to the poor orphan child.

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