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First Line: A poet lived in galilee
Last Line: If we could say we knew him?
Alternate Author Name(s): Morgan, Emanuel
Subject(s): Jesus Christ

A Poet lived in Galilee,
Whose mother dearly knew him,
And his beauty like a cooling tree
Drew many people to him.

He had sweet-hearted things to say,
And he was angry only
When people were unkind. That day
He'd stand there straight and lonely,

And tell them what they ought to do:
"Love other folks," he pleaded,
"As you love me and I love you;"
Yet almost no one heeded.

A Poet lived in Galilee.
They stared at him and slew him.
What would they do to you and me
If we could say we knew him?

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