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     Who in that name the gallows rears,
An awful altar built to Thee,
     With sacrifice of blood and tears?
Oh, once again Thy healing lay
     On the blind eyes which knew Thee not,
And let the light of Thy pure day
     Melt in upon his darkened thought.
Soften his hard, cold heart, and show
     The power which in forbearance lies,
And let him feel that mercy now
     Is better than old sacrifice!

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