Poetry of Kansas

My Prayer

Savior, when the storms beat round me,.
    Darkest clouds o'erhang my head;
When the darkness seems to cover
    All my life with inward dread;
When the turmoil of the conflict
    Presses hard against my soul;
When from duty in my weakness
    I would shrink from off the roll___
Savior, grant thy sure protection,
    Shield me from all harm and dread;
Keep me, safely keep me anchored
    In the hope all saints have wed.
May my spirit find a shelter
    In thy riven, wounded side;
May my soul in meekness enter
    Through the portals opened wide;
May my tongue join in the anthems
    The redeemed around thy throne
Are forever singing sweetly,
    Of that blessed Home, sweet Home.

__James A. DeMoss


Kansas Zephyrs
James A. DeMoss
(Thayer, Kansas: ___. 1892)
Pages 93-94

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