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Keep the heart young and free from idle sorrow,
Cheerfully journeying life’s appointed way,
Why should we fear for greater ills tomorrow,
Than we perchance have met and forgot today.

This hymn might have been written for the poetry section of a local newspaper in Halifax sometime after his return from Australia. The poem is about our travel through life. This is a common theme of Fenerty's. Here he says that we ought to remember each moment - as the youth do - creating a piety towards God; thus will we dwell in heave when our time comes:

Ready to go when the great Master calleth,
“Come to thy place appointed, come away!”

Fenerty in his Australian outback attire. The photo was probably taken prior to leaving for Australia, c1867.
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