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Henry Charles Beeching, ed. (1859–1919).  Lyra Sacra: A Book of Religious Verse.  1903.
 
“The Will of the Lord be done”
By Christina Georgina Rossetti (1830–1894)
 
O LORD, fulfil thy will,
Be the days few or many, good or ill:
Prolong them, to suffice
For offering up ourselves Thy sacrifice;
Shorten them if Thou wilt,        5
To make in righteousness an end of guilt.
Yea, they will not be long
To souls who learn to sing a patient song;
Yea, short they will not be
To souls on tiptoe to flee home to Thee.        10
O Lord, fulfil Thy will:
Make Thy will ours, and keep us patient still,
Be the days few or many, good or ill.
 
 
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