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The Poetical Works of George MacDonald

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if a vision should unfold That I might banish fear;

That I, the chosen, might be bold,

And walk with upright cheer;

My heart would cry: But shares my race

In this great love of thine?

I pray, put me not in good case

Where others lack and pine.

claim I thus a loving heart That for itself is mute:

In such love I desire no part

As reaches not my root.

if my brothers thou dost call As children to thy knee,

Thou givest me my being's all,

Thou sayest child to me.

If thou to me alone shouldst give,

My heart were all beguiled:

It would not be because I live,

And am my Father's child!

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