Posted by: W. E. Poplaski | July 20, 2009

POEM OF THE DAY: An Offering

by Eloise Bibb Thompson (1878 – 1927).

An Offering

Lord, all I am and hope to be,
I humbly offer, King, to thee!
When clouds arise, thy guidance send,
Accept my life, and bless it, Friend.
O Father! let me rest in thee,                             5
Resigned to what thou will’st for me;
Content, though all my fond hopes fade,
And visions bright in gloom are laid.
When I was but a tiny child,
Thou shielded me from tempests wild;              10
And gave me strength to do the right
Within temptation’s treacherous sight.
And now in girlhood’s solemn time,
Oh, make my life one perfect rhyme,
Sung to the air of sweet content,                       15
With blended sounds of a life well spent.

Notes:

http://quod.lib.umich.edu/cgi/t/text/text-idx?c=amverse;cc=amverse;rgn=main;view=text;idno=BAD9461.0001.001

http://digital.nypl.org/schomburg/writers_aa19/bio2.html 

 

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