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John Roberts (J. R.)

Another variation on the same theme is from the pen of the Rev. JOHN ROBERTS, Conway--a brother of S. R., and better known also by his initials as J. R.:

A weary traveller

Beside the River stood;

His lamp was in his hand,

And shone across the flood:

It brought the other shore in sight,

Where many angels walked in white.

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In fear he took his steps

Down to the water's brim;

But through the darkness vast

Clear shone the lamp for him:

And through the surge the angels bright

Can see him coming in its light.

Behold, his great High Priest

Among the shining throng!

And He is coming down

To break the current strong:

The land in safety he hath won,

That needs not any lamp or sun.

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