Text: Edgar Allan Poe (ed. Killis Campbell), “Hymn,” The Poems of Edgar Allan Poe, Ginn and Company, 1917, pp. 78-79


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[page 78, continued:]

HYMN

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! [page 79:]

5

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

10

Darkly my Present and my Past,

Let my Future radiant shine

With sweet hopes of thee and thine!

(1835)

 


[[Variants]]

[The following variants appear at the bottom of page 78:]

Title Catholic Hymn (B. J., 1845); without title in S. L. M., B. G. M., and Tales [(1840], being there incorporated in the story Morella.

1 S.L.M. prefixes the following lines:

Sancta Maria! turn thine eyes

Upon the sinner’s sacrifice

Of fervent prayer, and humble love,

From thy holy throne above.

B. G. M. and Tales [1840] make a similar addition, but read a for the in the second line.

[The following variants appear at the bottom of page 79:]

5 the: my (S. L. M., B. G. M., Tales [1840]); brightly: gently (S. L. M., B. G. M., Tales [1840]).

6 And no storms were in the sky (S. L. M., B. G. M., Tales [1840]).

8 grace: love (S. L. M., B. G. M., Tales [1840]).

9 storms: clouds (S. L. M., B. G. M., Tales [1840]).

10 Darkly: All (S. L. M., B. G. M., Tales [1840]).

 


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Notes:

None.

 

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[S:0 - KCP, 1917] - Edgar Allan Poe Society of Baltimore - Works - Hymn (ed. K. Campbell, 1917)