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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 John Henry Newman (1801–1890)

MY work is done,

My task is o’er,

And so I come,

Taking it home;

For the crown is won,


For evermore.

My Father gave

In charge to me

This child of earth

E’en from its birth,

To serve and save,


And saved is he.

This child of clay

To me was given,

To rear and train

By sorrow and pain

In the narrow way,


From earth to heaven.