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Poem by Walter Scott


Funeral Hymn


Dust unto dust,
To this all must;
The tenant hath resign'd
The faded form To waste and worm-
Corruption claims her kind.

Through paths unknown
Thy soul hath flown,
To seek the realms of woe,
Where fiery pain
Shall purge the stain
Of actions done below.

In that sad place,
By Mary's grace,
Brief may thy dwelling be
Till prayers and alms,
And holy psalms,
Shall set the captive free. 



Walter Scott


Walter Scott's other poems:
  1. Epitaph
  2. Lines Addressed to Ranald Macdonald, Esq., of Staffa
  3. The Sun upon the Weirdlaw Hill
  4. On Ettrick ForestТs Mountains Dun
  5. On the Massacre of Glencoe


Poems of the other poets with the same name:

  • George Morris Funeral Hymn ("Man dieth and wasteth away")

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