Verse > Anthologies > Henry Charles Beeching, ed. > Lyra Sacra
  PREVIOUSNEXT  
CONTENTS · BIBLIOGRAPHIC RECORD
Henry Charles Beeching, ed. (1859–1919).  Lyra Sacra: A Book of Religious Verse.  1903.
 
A chill blank world. Yet over the utmost sea
By Christina Georgina Rossetti (1830–1894)
 
A CHILL blank world. Yet over the utmost sea
The light of a coming dawn is rising to me,
  No more than a paler shade of darkness as yet;
While I lift my heart, O Lord, my heart unto Thee
  Who hast not forgotten me, yea, who wilt not forget.        5
 
Forget not Thy sorrowful servant, O Lord my God,
Weak as I cry, faint as I cry underneath Thy rod,
  Soon to lie dumb before Thee, a body devoid of breath,
Dust to dust, ashes to ashes, a sod to the sod:
  Forget not my life, O my Lord, forget not my death.        10
 
 
CONTENTS · BIBLIOGRAPHIC RECORD
  PREVIOUSNEXT  
 
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