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Poem by Charles Kingsley


Hymn


Accept this building, gracious Lord,
No temple though it be;
We raised it for our suffering kin,
And so, Good Lord, for Thee.

Accept our little gift, and give
To all who here may dwell,
The will and power to do their work,
Or bear their sorrows well.

From Thee all skill and science flow;
All pity, care, and love,
All calm and courage, faith and hope,
Oh! pour them from above.

And part them, Lord, to each and all,
As each and all shall need,
To rise like incense, each to Thee,
In noble thought and deed.

And hasten, Lord, that perfect day,
When pain and death shall cease;
And Thy just rule shall fill the earth
With health, and light, and peace.

When ever blue the sky shall gleam,
And ever green the sod;
And man's rude work deface no more
The Paradise of God.



Charles Kingsley


Charles Kingsley's other poems:
  1. Dartside, 1849
  2. The Sands of Dee
  3. Airly Beacon
  4. The Bad Squire
  5. A Christmas Carol


Poems of the other poets with the same name:

  • Walter Raleigh Hymn ("Rise, O my soul! with thy desires to heaven")
  • Edgar Poe Hymn ("At mornat noonat twilight dim")
  • Eugene Field Hymn ("O heart of mine! lift up thine eyes")

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