Henry O'Meara Ballads of America

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A YOUNG HEART STRICKEN

ON j. E. S.
HEAVEN now thy vital toil has stayed,
    Thy last faint pulsing tender stilled,
     Lifting - to prove thy task fulfilled -
The load of pain upon thee laid.
 
0 fair young Heart so swiftly gone -
    0 throbbing Life in sweet release,
     Passing through griefs to longed-for peace -
Thy beating vibrant lingers on!
 
Thy chords yet sounding none may sever -
     Their impulse blends bereaved heart's striving,
     In resonance of love surviving -
In living unison forever!
 
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A MOTHER'S MEMORY CONTENTS THE HIGHER VISION

 

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