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Symbol of shame--mysterious sign
Of groans, and agonies and blood,
Hail, pledge of love and peace divine
From God.


Symbol of hope to those that stray,--
The pilgrim's step is led to thee;
Star of the soul thou guid'st the way
To Calvary.


Symbol of tears--I look, and mourn
His woes, whose soul for mine was riven;
Where, wanderer, is thy due return
To heaven?


Symbol of empire--thou shalt rise
And shine, where lands in darkness sit,
On Indian domes that greet the skies
And minaret.


Symbol of glory--when no more
The monarch seeks a fleeting throne,
Thy victim once, shall worlds adore
The God alone.