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Poem by Anne Brontë


A Prayer


My God (oh, let me call Thee mine,
Weak, wretched sinner though I be),
My trembling soul would fain be Thine;
My feeble faith still clings to Thee.

Not only for the Past I grieve,
The Future fills me with dismay;
Unless Thou hasten to relieve,
Thy suppliant is a castaway.

I cannot say my faith is strong,
I dare not hope my love is great;
But strength and love to Thee belong;
Oh, do not leave me desolate!

I know I owe my all to Thee;
Oh, TAKE the heart I cannot give!
Do Thou my strength--my Saviour be,
And MAKE me to Thy glory live. 



Anne Brontë


Anne Brontë's other poems:
  1. The Consolation
  2. A Word To The Calvinists
  3. Despondency
  4. The Arbour
  5. Retirement


Poems of the other poets with the same name:

  • Dante Rossetti A Prayer ("LADY, in thy proud eyes")
  • Paul Dunbar A Prayer ("O Lord, the hard-won miles")
  • Norman Gale A Prayer ("TEND me my birds, and bring again")
  • James Joyce A Prayer ("Again!") Paris, 1924
  • Amy Levy A Prayer ("Since that I may not have")
  • Edward Sill A Prayer ("O GOD, our Father, if we had but truth!")
  • Claude McKay A Prayer ("ТMid the discordant noises of the day I hear thee calling")
  • John Stagg A Prayer ("Hail, mighty Father! God of all!")

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