Paul Laurence Dunbar

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Lyrics of Lowly Life (1896)

Lyrics of Lowly Life

With an introduction by W.D. Howells

First published by Dodd, Mead and Company

Copyright 1895 and 1896

A Prayer

Oh 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.

This poem appears in the following book(s):

Lyrics of Lowly Life, Majors and Minors

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