Bedford Sesqui-centennial Celebration, Aug. 27, 1897: Historical Discourse

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Alfred Mudge & Son, printers, 1879 - Bedford (Mass.) - 84 pages

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Page 65 - He bids us make his glories known, His works of power and grace; And we'll convey his wonders down Through every rising race. 3 Our lips shall tell them to our sons, And they again to theirs, That generations yet unborn May teach them to their heirs. 4 Thus shall they learn in God alone Their hope securely stands, That they may ne'er forget his works, But practise his commands.
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