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Landing of the Pilgrims

by Daniel Dana Tappan

Voyagers! whence your last remove?
Why approach this sterile shore?
Stranger! leaving lands we love,
Came we here our God to adore.

Pilgrims! terrors throng your way;
Foes beset, on either hand!
Stranger! nothing can dismay
Hearts that seek this barren strand.

Pilgrims! dauntless though ye seem
Few and feeble yet ye are;
Stranger, they who trust in Him
Never of their cause despair.

Freedom's banner here shall wave;
Israel's helper here be known;
Myriads, o'er our peaceful grave,
Laud the work his hand hath done.

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