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As Ye Did it Unto Me.

A SATIRE.

How shall I sing thy praises, O, fair Auckland, by the sea, '■'" --: Where the sad and weary pilgrims find rest and love with thee ? ti , How shall I tell thy glories —the victories thou hast won In caring for the helpless, the poor, neglected one? They were poor waife, aweary—ah! so pitiful were they. Our hearts went out to see them and cheer them on their way ; Each church bell rang a welcome, and each pastor dffered prayer— Ah! how God's shepherds succor those in sorrow and despair J

The great and wealthy gather'd nearj with garments' fine and warm ; [ So these poor human waifs should be secure s from winter's storm, Whilst every door was open and every heart was wide To comfort and to succour these strangers by our side. ;

# # * * # # Alas ! I have been dreaming, for outside the

workhouse gate, I saw these wretched waifs of ours—like

Cain—half desolate ! And every door was barred to them —c'en Mercy turned aside,

And He who suffered on the cross again was crucified? ■

An^ +1io» anm -rnwflJßa—we 'rtftridß—anfj ! laugh at and despise— .Came, like the good Samaritan,, in answer to

their sighs I Their hearts were big if tnirs were small, and

in the Master's name. - ; They - cared for these poor human waifs, arid . left us to our shame! . ',

Ring out, ye bells, a solemn dirge, .the Church is dead to-day ! Forwent and hunger stalked thejstreets and it had nought to say; But these Salvation rowdies, that we scourge

with Censure's rod. Are gathering up the poor lost sheep—true shepherds of their God. W. R. Willis. —"Auckland Star."

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As Ye Did it Unto Me., Ashburton Guardian, Volume XIV, Issue 2434, 26 May 1890

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As Ye Did it Unto Me. Ashburton Guardian, Volume XIV, Issue 2434, 26 May 1890

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