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First Line: Some for the sadness and sweetness of far evening bells
Last Line: Lights through the mist!
Subject(s): Comfort; Evening; God; Grief; Hope; Light; Mist; Sunset; Twilight; Sorrow; Sadness; Optimism


Some for the sadness and sweetness of far evening bells,
Seeming to call a tryst,
Yet, for my choice, all the comfort and kindness that wells
From lights through the mist.

In the dim dusk so unreal that it seems like a dream
Hard for the heart to resist,
Mellowing the pain of the close-drawing darkness, they stream,
Lights through the mist.

Blurred to new beauty, the blues and the browns and the grays
Shimmer with soft amethyst;
Then God's own glory of gold as it shines through the haze,
Lights through the mist!





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