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Edmund Clarence Stedman, ed. (1833–1908).  A Victorian Anthology, 1837–1895.  1895.
Prayer to the Trinity
James Edmeston (1791–1867)
LEAD us, heavenly Father, lead us
  O’er the world’s tempestuous sea;
Guard us, guide us, keep us, feed us,
  For we have no help but thee;
        Yet possessing        5
        Every blessing,
  If our God our Father be.
Saviour, breathe forgiveness o’er us;
  All our weakness thou dost know;
Thou didst tread this earth before us,        10
  Thou didst feel its keenest woe;
        Lone and dreary,
        Faint and weary,
  Through the desert thou didst go.
Spirit of our God, descending,        15
  Fill our hearts with heavenly joy;
Love with every passion blending,
  Pleasure that can never cloy:
        Thus provided,
        Pardon’d, guided,        20
  Nothing can our peace destroy.


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