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Poem by John Pierpont


Evening Prayer for a Child


Another day its course hath run,
And still, O God, thy child is blessed;
For thou hast been by day my sun,
And thou wilt be by night my rest.

Sweet sleep descends, my eyes to close;
And now, while all the world is still,
I give my body to repose,
My spirit to my Father's will.



John Pierpont


John Pierpont's other poems:
  1. Temperance Song
  2. Death of Charles Follen
  3. Her Chosen Spot
  4. For the Album of Miss Caroline C---
  5. Christian's Duty to Attempt the Salvation of Drunkards


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