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When the church gave its sanction, the words had been

Which bound them in covenant not to be broken.

Then joyed he as one over uncounted treasure, —

Whilst sweet love and confidence stirred her with
pleasure;

And both, in the lieighlh of their soul-warming glad-
ness,

Would have swept from the earth ail its suffering and

They thought of their slaves upon southern soil weep-
ing,
Whose toil l)rought the luxuries they now were reap.

And in love-lighted charity quickly they sever

The chains from their bondmen, and free tlicm forever.



Before the bright west in the sunset was blushing,
Were free as the rill from its rocl



Online LibraryRobert SmithThe Friend : a religious and literary journal (Volume 16) → online text (page 47 of 154)