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First Line: Did we think of the light and sunshine
Last Line: Will sit in the heart and sing.
Subject(s): Comfort

DID we think of the light and sunshine,
Of the blessings left us still,
When we sit and ponder darkly
And blindly o'er life's ill
How should we dispel the shadows
Of still and deep despair,
And lessen the weight of anguish
Which every heart must bear?

The clouds may rest on the present,
And sorrow on days that are gone,
But no night is so utterly cheerless
That we may not look for the dawn;
And there is no human being
With so wholly dark a lot,
But the heart, by turning the picture,
May find some sunny spot:

For, as in the days of winter,
When the snowdrifts whiten the hill,
Some birds in the air will flutter,
And warble to cheer us still;
So, if we would hark to the music,
Some hope with a starry wing,
In the days of our darkest sorrow.
Will sit in the heart and sing.

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