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“Thou Whose Unmeasured Temple Stands (stanza 3)

And let the Comforter and Friend,
Thy Holy Spirit, meet,
With those who here in worship bend
Before Thy mercy seat.


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“To a Waterfowl”  (last stanza)

He who, from zone to zone,

Guides through the boundless sky thy certain flight,

In the long way that I must tread alone,

Will lead my steps aright.


William Cullen Bryant was born 11/2/1794 in Massachusetts.  He founded the New York Review, edited the New York Evening Post, and found time to write many poems and/or hymns, the most famous being “Thanatopsis,” the major part of which was penned when he was seventeen (17).

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