Text: Edgar Allan Poe, “Catholic Hymn” (Text-G), The Raven and Other Poems (1845), p. 15


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CATHOLIC HYMN.

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AT morn — at noon — at twilight dim —

Maria! thou hast heard my hymn!

In joy and wo — in good and ill —

Mother of God, be with me still!

When the Hours flew brightly by,

And not a cloud obscured the sky,

My soul, lest it should truant be,

Thy grace did guide to thine and thee;

Now, when storms of Fate o’ercast

Darkly my Present and my Past,

Let my Future radiant shine

With sweet hopes of thee and thine!


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Notes:

The poem is addressed to the Virgin Mary, the mother of Jesus.


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