Canadian Singers and Their Songs/Frank Oliver Call

For works with similar titles, see Calvary.


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FRANK OLIVER CALL

AUTHOR OF "IN A BELGIAN GARDEN AND OTHER POEMS."

Calvary

The women stood and watched while thick, black night
Enclosed the awful tragedy. Afar
Three crosses stood, against a single bar
Of crimson-glowing, black-encircled light.
No hint of Easter dawn. In all the height
Of that dark heaven, not a single star
To whisper;{{subst:--}}Love and Life the victors are.
It seemed to them that wrong had conquered right.

O ye who watch and wait, the night is long.
A curtain of spun fire and woven gloom
Across the mighty tragedy is drawn.
But soon your ears shall hear a triumph song,
And golden light shall touch each sacred tomb,
And voices shout at last{{subst:--}}The Dawn! The Dawn!

F.O.Call.