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Samuel Longfellow

"Out of the Dark" (karaoke)

"Out of the Dark" (sheet music)

Out of the dark, the circling sphere

Is rounding onward to the light;

We see not yet the full day here,

But we do see the paling night.


And Hope, that lights her fadeless fires,

And Faith, that shines a heav'nly will,

And Love, that courage reinspires,

These stars have been above us still.


O sentinels! whose tread we heard,

Through long hours when we could not see,

Pause now; exchange with cheer the word:

The unchanging watchword, Liberty.


Look backward how much has been won!

Look round how much is yet to win!

The watches of the night are done;

The watches of the day begin.


O Thou, whose mighty patience holds

The night and day alike in view,

Thy will our dearest hope enfolds:

O keep us steadfast, patient, true!

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