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Bliss Carman, et al., eds.  The World’s Best Poetry.
Volume IV. The Higher Life.  1904.
 
IV. Sabbath: Worship: Creed
The Sabbath of the Soul
Anna Letitia Barbauld (1743–1825)
 
SLEEP, sleep to-day, tormenting cares,
  Of earth and folly born;
Ye shall not dim the light that streams
  From this celestial morn.
 
To-morrow will be time enough        5
  To feel your harsh control;
Ye shall not violate, this day,
  The Sabbath of my soul.
 
Sleep, sleep forever, guilty thoughts;
  Let fires of vengeance die;        10
And, purged from sin, may I behold
  A God of purity!
 
 
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