[Written for the Sentinel]

A Song in the Night

"It is so dark," I said, "I cannot sing;
In such a gloom I have no heart for song.
I hope the morn may some bright portent bring,
But oh, the night, it is so dark and long!"

Then suddenly there rang across the night,
Defying darkness with its lusty cheer,
A song (I deemed it such) so brave, so bright,
I caught its presage that the dawn was near.

The cock's loud challenge, —it was nothing more,—
A homely lay we oft unheeding hear;
But now it broke upon that darksome hour
Like some glad messenger of hope and cheer,

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A Letter by Mrs. Eddy
November 14, 1914

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