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Edmund Clarence Stedman, ed. (1833–1908).  A Victorian Anthology, 1837–1895.  1895.
 
A Prayer
 
Anne Brontë (1820–49)
 
 
MY God (oh, let me call thee mine,
  Weak, wretched sinner though I be),
My trembling soul would fain be thine;
  My feeble faith still clings to thee.
 
Not only for the past I grieve,        5
  The future fills me with dismay;
Unless Thou hasten to relieve,
  Thy suppliant is a castaway.
 
I cannot say my faith is strong,
  I dare not hope my love is great;        10
But strength and love to thee belong;
  Oh, do not leave me desolate!
 
I know I owe my all to thee;
  Oh, take the heart I cannot give!
Do Thou my strength—my Saviour be,        15
  And make me to thy glory live.
 

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