Verse > Anthologies > Edmund Clarence Stedman, ed. > An American Anthology, 1787–1900
  PREVIOUS NEXT  
CONTENTS · BIBLIOGRAPHIC RECORD
Edmund Clarence Stedman, ed. (1833–1908).  An American Anthology, 1787–1900.  1900.
 
1146. Love’s Prayer
 
By James Whitcomb Riley
 
 
DEAR Lord! kind Lord!
  Gracious Lord! I pray
Thou wilt look on all I love,
  Tenderly to-day!
Weed their hearts of weariness;        5
  Scatter every care,
Down a wake of angel wings
  Winnowing the air.
 
Bring unto the sorrowing
  All release from pain;        10
Let the lips of laughter
  Overflow again;
And with all the needy
  O divide, I pray,
This vast treasure of content        15
  That is mine to-day!
 

CONTENTS · BIBLIOGRAPHIC RECORD
  PREVIOUS NEXT  
 
Loading
Click here to shop the Bartleby Bookstore.

Shakespeare · Bible · Strunk · Anatomy · Nonfiction · Quotations · Reference · Fiction · Poetry
© 1993–2014 Bartleby.com · [Top 150] · Subjects · Titles · Authors