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C.D. Warner, et al., comp. The Library of the World’s Best Literature.
An Anthology in Thirty Volumes. 1917.


By Richard Watson Gilder (1844–1909)

From ‘The New Day’

THROUGH love to light! Oh, wonderful the way

That leads from darkness to the perfect day!

From darkness and from sorrow of the night

To morning that comes singing o’er the sea.

Through love to light! Through light, O God, to thee,

Who art the love of love, the eternal light of light!