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The Indian Advocate Vol. XIV. SEPTEMBER, 1902. No. 9 THE NAME OF MARY. It is lovely today it was lovely of old When the tale of the infant Redeemer was told, The chosen of God, in her mission sublime, The sweetest of names in the history of time. O'er the plains of Judea the night mists were chill, On Galilee's bosom the shadows lay still, When it woke in the midnight so solemn and mild, With the beat of a heart and the cry of a child. And bright with the lustre and sweet with the tone Of the angels that sang and the glory that shone; Its echoes are soft through the haze of the years, With the breath of her sigh and the dew of her tears. And still at the cradle and still at the hearth, From the manger of Christ to the ends of the earth, As radiant in glory, as steadfast in gloom, It serves at His side as it waits at His tomb. And many shall bless it as many have blest From the morning of toil to the evening of rest; And its fullness of meaning the music shall keep While a Mary shall watch and a Mary shall weep. "Mary."