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Because the road was steep and long|
And through a dark and lonely land,
God set upon my lips a song
And put a lantern in my hand.
Through miles on weary miles of night|
That stretch relentless in my way
My lantern burns serene and white,
An unexhausted cup of day.
O golden lights and lights like wine,|
How dim your boasted splendors are.
Behold this little lamp of mine;
It is more starlike than a star!
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