Poem: Paul Laurence Dunbar “A Prayer” [Vol. 2, #45]

November 20, 2009

 

A Prayer
Paul Lawrence Dunbar
(1872-1906)

O LORD, the hard-won miles
Have worn my stumbling feet:
Oh, soothe me with thy smiles,
And make my life complete.

The thorns were thick and keen
Where’er I trembling trod;
The way was long between
My wounded feet and God.

Where healing waters flow
Do thou my footsteps lead.
My heart is aching so;
Thy gracious balm I need.