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Poem by Richard Doddridge Blackmore

Dominus Illuminatio Mea

In the hour of death, after this lifes whim,
When the heart beats low, and the eyes grow dim,
And pain has exhausted every limb
  The lover of the Lord shall trust in Him.

When the will has forgotten the lifelong aim,
And the mind can only disgrace its fame,
And a man is uncertain of his own name
  The power of the Lord shall fill this frame.

When the last sigh is heaved, and the last tear shed,
And the coffin is waiting beside the bed,
And the widow and child forsake the dead
  The angel of the Lord shall lift this head.

For even the purest delight may pall,
And power must fail, and the pride must fall,
And the love of the dearest friends grow small
  But the glory of the Lord is all in all.

Dominus Illuminatio Mea - The Lord is my Light

Richard Doddridge Blackmore

Richard Doddridge Blackmore's other poems:
  1. The Well of Saint John
  2. Kadisha; Or, The First Jealousy
  3. To My Pen
  4. Mount Arafa
  5. To Fame

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