My days are like an evening shadow.@Psalm 102:11
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Benjamin C. Unseld (1843–1923)

Al­dine S. Kieff­er, in Hours of Fan­cy, or Vi­gil and Vi­sion (Day­ton, Vir­gin­ia: 1881).

Con­ta­gem Ben­ja­min C. Un­seld (🔊 pdf nwc).

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Aldine S. Kieffer (1840–1904)

Twilight is falling over the sea,
Shadows are stealing dark on the lea;
Borne on the night winds, voices of yore
Come from the far off shore.

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Far away beyond the starlit skies,
Where the love-light never, never dies,
Gleameth a mansion, filled with delight,
Sweet happy home so bright!

Voices of loved ones, songs of the past,
Still linger round me while life shall last;
Lonely I wander, sadly I roam,
Seeking that far off home.

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Come in the twilight, come, come to me!
Bringing some message over the sea,
Cheering my pathway while here I roam,
Seeking that far off home.

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