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Poem by Charles Mackay


In cold misfortune's cheerless day.
When joy and peace and love depart,
When friends deceive, and hopes decay,
And sorrows press the heavy heart,
O! Lord, Thou canst relief impart;
`Tis Thou canst cheer the wounded mind,
`Tis Thou canst heal affliction's smart;
Teach us to pray, and be resigned.

And O! should changeful fortune frown,
Or those we love prove true no more,
Should Death's relentless hand cut down
Those who returned the love we bore;
Still let us worship and adore,
And seek the peace we yet may find;
Teach us, O Father! we implore,
To trust in Thee, and be resigned! 

Charles Mackay

Charles Mackay's other poems:
  1. Kilravock Tower
  2. The Drop of Ambrosia
  3. Thoughts
  4. The Vision of Mockery
  5. The Nine Bathers

Poems of the other poets with the same name:

  • Alfred Austin Resignation ("Since we the march of Time can not arrest")
  • Robert Service Resignation ("IТd hate to be centipede (of legs IТve only two)")

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