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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. Come All Ye Young Teetotallers
  4. News-Carrier's Address
  5. The Temperance Crew

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