Text: Edgar Allan Poe, “Hymn” (Text-J), ­The Works of the Late Edgar Allan Poe­ (1850), 2:13


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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:

This poem was originally part of the tale “Morella,” but was removed from later versions. In this version, Griswold has honored the notation written in Poe’s own copy of The Raven and Other Poems by removing the word “Catholic” from the title.


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