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84 Ohio Arch

84        Ohio Arch. and Hist. Society Publications.





0 God, bless us in this hour with worthy memories. We

thank Thee for the life of this friend of ours, for his genial

presence and his noble heart. We thank Thee for his faith in

the simple virtues, for his confidence in the ways of the people,

for his trust in Thee.

Grant to us, as we think of him in this fellowship of kindred

spirits, a more steadfast loyalty to the institutions which were

dear to him, that for each of us life may hold more courage and


May Thy peace attend our thoughts of him, and may he not

have lived in vain. For Thy name's sake, Amen.

The double quartet from the Republican Glee Club, of which

Mr. Randall was an honorary member and at whose banquets

he had often served as toastmaster, then sang:



Lead, kindly light! amid th' encircling gloom,

Lead thou me on;

The night is dark, and I am far from home;

Lead thou me on;

Keep thou my feet: I do not ask to see

The distant scene; one step enough for me.


So long thy power has blessed me, sure it still

Will lead me on

O'er moor and fen, o'er crag and torrent, till

The night is gone,

And with the morn those angel faces smile

Which I have loved long since and lost awhile!


Mr. Williams, in introducing Mr. Osman C. Hooper, said:

As I have have stated, Mr. Randall, at the time of his death,

was President of the Kit-Kat Club. He was one of its most

active members, and his papers, read at its meetings, were always

models of entertainment and instruction, setting a mark of per-

formance so high that they were a source of inspiration and

despair to those who followed.