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The Library of the World’s Best Literature. An Anthology in Thirty Volumes. 1917.

Minot Judson Savage (1841–1918)

The Age of Gold

THE GOD that to the fathers

Revealed his holy will

Has not the world forsaken,—

He’s with the children still.

Then envy not the twilight

That glimmered on their way;

Look up and see the dawning,

That broadens into day.

’Twas but far off, in vision,

The fathers’ eyes could see

The glory of the Kingdom,

The better time to be:

To-day, we see fulfilling

The dreams they dreamt of old;

While nearer, ever nearer,

Rolls on the age of gold.

With trust in God’s free spirit,

The ever-broadening ray

Of truth that shines to guide us

Along our forward way,

Let us to-day be faithful,

As were the brave of old;

Till we, their work completing,

Bring in the age of gold!