Text: Edgar Allan Poe, “Hymn” (Study Text)


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Title: {{1845-01: CATHOLIC }} HYMN.

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Line-01-001: AT morn — at noon — at twilight dim —

Line-01-002: Maria! thou hast heard my hymn!

Line-01-003: In joy and wo — in good and ill —

Line-01-004: Mother of God, be with me still!

Line-01-005: When the Hours flew brightly by,

Line-01-006: And not a cloud obscured the sky,

Line-01-007: My soul, lest it should truant be,

Line-01-008: Thy grace did guide to thine and thee;

Line-01-009: Now, when storms of Fate o’ercast

Line-01-010: Darkly my Present and my Past,

Line-01-011: Let my Future radiant shine

Line-01-012: With sweet hopes of thee and thine!




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