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Edward Farr, ed.  Select Poetry of the Reign of Queen Elizabeth.  1845.
 
The Lord’s Prayer
CIII. Robert Holland
 
PRAY 1 thus, when ye do pray, therefore:—
  Our Father, which in heauen art,
Thy name be hallow’d euermore;
  Thy kingdom we desire in hart:
    Thy will in earth make vs to do        5
    As it in heauen is; euen so.
 
Giue vs this day our dayly bread;
  Our debts forgiue vs, we thee pray,
As we our debtors do: and lead
  Vs not, O Lord! by any way        10
    Into temptation; but see
    From euill we deliu’red be.
 
For thine, good Lord, the kingdom sure,
  The power, and the glorie is,
For euermore for to endure,        15
  Which liuest in eternall bliss.
    Let this be done, Oh Lord! we pray
    In heart:—whereto Amen we say.
 
Note 1. CIII. Robert Holland.—“Master of Arts, and Minister of the church of Prendergast,” he wrote “The holie Historie of our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ’s natiuitie, life, acts, miracles, death, passion, resurrection, and ascension.” This work, from which the extract is derived, was first published in 1594. It was dedicated “To the Right Worshipfull Mistress Anne Phillips, of Picton.” [back]
 
 
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