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GOOD FRIDAY -- 1917, by                
First Line: The die is cast for war!
Last Line: Amen! Amen!
Alternate Author Name(s): Daly, T. A.
Subject(s): Good Friday; Holidays; Holy Week; Reconciliation; Religion; War; Theology

THE die is cast for war!
So be it then!
And in the deep heart's core
Of earnest men
An augury of good
For human brotherhood
Through spilth of guiltless blood
Is born again.

With honor, scorning loss,
Or blame or praise,
The nation lifts its cross
This day of days;
And under war-lit skies,
Unto His patient eyes
It dares, all reverent-wise,
Its own to raise.

The storm-wrack blots the sun.
So be it then!
For God, when all is done,
Shall reign again.
From all that horror dreamed,
From good that evil seemed
Shall rise a world redeemed!
Amen! Amen!

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