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  • Crossing the Bar

    From The Birmingham Age-Herald, May 21, 1913.
     By Tennyson.
     Sunset and evening star
         And one clear call for me,
     And may there be no moaning of the bar
         When I put out to sea.
     But such a tide, as moving seems asleep,
         Too full for sound and foam,
     When that which drew from out the boundless deep
         Turns again home.
     Twilight and evening bell,
         And after that the dark,
     And may there be no sadness or farewell
         When I embark.
     For though from out our bourne of Time and Place
         The flood may bear me far
     I hope to see my Pilot face to face
         When I have crossed the bar.