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Henry Charles Beeching, ed. (1859–1919).  Lyra Sacra: A Book of Religious Verse.  1903.
 
Lord, many times I am aweary quite
By Richard Chenevix Trench (1807–1886)
 
LORD, many times I am aweary quite
  Of mine own self, my sin, my vanity—
Yet be not Thou, or I am lost outright,
        Weary of me.
 
And hate against myself I often bear,        5
  And enter with myself in fierce debate:
Take Thou my part against myself, nor share
        In that just hate.
 
Best friends might loathe us, if what things perverse
  We know of our own selves, they also knew:        10
Lord, Holy One! if Thou who knowest worse
        Shouldst loathe us too!
 
 
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