At Last Far Off

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Be near me when my light is low, 
When the blood creeps, and the nerves prick 
And tingle; and the heart is sick, 
And all the wheels of Being, slow. 

Be near me when the sensuous frame 
Is life, a Fury slinging flame. 

But what of that? My darken'd ways 
Shall ring with music all the same; 
To breathe my loss is more than fame, 
To utter love more sweet than praise. 

Behold, we know not anything; 
I can but trust that good shall fall 
At last—far off—at last, to all, 
And every winter change to spring. 

Forgive what seem'd my sin in me; 
What seem'd my worth since I began; 
For merit lives from man to man, 
And not from man, O Lord, to thee. 

Ring out the want, the care, the sin, 
The faithless coldness of the times; 
Ring out, ring out my mournful rhymes, 
But ring the fuller minstrel in. 

Ring in the valiant man and free, 
The larger heart, the kindlier hand; 
Ring out the darkness of the land, 
Ring in the Christ that is to be.

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from Memoriam, released November 20, 2015

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Summit Station Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

Summit Station is a folk-rock band that performs original music by Daniel Snoke, based on the lyrics of the almost-forgotten famous poet, Alfred Lord Tennyson. Their debut album, due in June, mixes americana and post-romantic music in a style that only rustic Western Pennsylvania can cultivate. ... more

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