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[166] Rest for the weary hands is good,
     And love for hearts that pine,
But let the manly habitude
     Of upright souls be mine.

Let winds that blow from heaven refresh,
     Dear Lord, the languid air;
And let the weakness of the flesh
     Thy strength of spirit share.

And, if the eye must fail of light,
     The ear forget to hear,
Make clearer still the spirit's sight,
     More fine the inward ear!

Be near me in mine hours of need
     To soothe, or cheer, or warn,
And down these slopes of sunset lead
     As up the hills of morn!

1871.

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