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We wear the mask that grins and lies, 
It hides our cheeks and shades our eyes,—  This debt we pay to human guile; 
With torn and bleeding hearts we smile, 
And mouth with myriad subtleties.   

Why should the world be over-wise, 
In counting all our tears and sighs? 
Nay, let them only see us, while        
We wear the mask.   

We smile, but, O great Christ, our cries 
To thee from tortured souls arise. 
We sing, but oh the clay is vile 
Beneath our feet, and long the mile; 
But let the world dream otherwise,        
We wear the mask!
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We wear the mask that grins and lies, It hides our cheeks and

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