I have learned how to be content in any circumstance.@Philippians 4:11
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Walter S. Landor (1775–1864)

Wal­ter S. Lan­dor (1775–1864), alt.

Ev­an Will­iam H. Hav­er­gal, 1847; ar­ranged by Low­ell Ma­son, New Car­mi­na Sac­ra (Bos­ton, Mas­sa­chu­setts: 1850) (🔊 pdf nwc).

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Lowell Mason (1792–1872)

Why, why repine, my pensive friend,
At pleasures slipped away?
Some will the stern fates never lend,
And all refuse to stay.

I see the rainbow in the sky,
The dew upon the grass,
I see them, and I ask not why
They glimmer or they pass.

With folded arms I linger not
To call them back; ’twere vain;
In this, or in some other spot,
I know they’ll shine again.