Verse > Anthologies > Henry Charles Beeching, ed. > Lyra Sacra
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

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