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Stedman and Hutchinson, comps.  A Library of American Literature:
An Anthology in Eleven Volumes.  1891.
Vol. IV: Literature of the Republic, Part I., Constitutional period, 1788–1820
 
Prayer
By Benjamin Allen (1789–1829)
 
[Published “Urania, or The True Use of Poesy,” in 1814.]

FATHER of light and life! Thou good supreme!
  Thou art the guardian of my every hour:
Thy praise shall be my everlasting theme:
  To thee I dedicate my every power.
 
Help me to love thee with a seraph’s flame,        5
  And to adore thee with a cherub’s fire:
Let my rapt soul in notes sublime acclaim,
  And ever to sublimer notes aspire.
 
 
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