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    AT BAY ST. LOUIS.   Table of Contents     A RETROSPECT.

Mossell, N.F.
The Work of Afro-American Women

- THE AFRO-AMERICAN WOMAN IN VERSE.
- THOUGHTS ON RETIRING.


THOUGHTS ON RETIRING.

BY LUCY HUGHES BROWN, M.D.


Oh Lord, the work thou gavest me
With this day's rising sun,
Through faith and earnest trust in Thee,
My Master, it is done.

And ere I lay me down to rest,
To sleep--perchance for aye--
I'd bring to thee at Thy request
A record of the day.
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And while I bring it willingly
And lay it at Thy feet,
I know, oh, Saviour, certainly,
That it is not complete.

Unless Thy power and grace divine,
Upon what I have wrought,
Shall in its glorious fulness shine,
Oh Lord, the work is naught.

    AT BAY ST. LOUIS.   Table of Contents     A RETROSPECT.