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The writings of John Greenleaf Whittier, Volume 3. (ed. John Greenleaf Whittier), Anti-Slavery Poems (search)
ft the sunset fair, And in the evening there was light. April, 1864. The mantle of St. John de Matha. A legend of the red, white, and blue, A. D. 1154-1864. A strong and mighty Angel, Calmd; “Take thou, O Freedom's priest, its sign,— The white, the blue, and red.” Then rose up John de Matha In the strength the Lord Christ gave, And begged through all the land of France The ransom sink or strand: There's death upon the water, There's death upon the land! “ Then up spake John de Matha: “God's errands never fail! Take thou the mantle which I wear, And make of it a sail.” Thain is mortal skill: The good ship on a stormy sea Is drifting at its will.” Then up spake John de Matha: “My mariners, never fear! The Lord whose breath has filled her sail May well our vessel stift the palm and crown; Before ye unborn ages send Their benedictions down. Take heart from John de Matha! God's errands never fail! Sweep on through storm and darkness, The thunder and the