Poetry of Kansas
 

O Father In Heaven, Hear Thy Child.


O FATHER in heaven, hear thy child;
The night is dark and the waters wild,
And I must perish unless thou wilt heed,
For cold is the night and dark, indeed.
Then a small voice whispered, "Peace, be still,"
And the winds and the waves obeyed His will.
 
Father in heaven, oh, hear my prayer;
My boat may sink, and I know not where;
Unless thou wilt heed my beseeching cry,
Alone I must perish, alone must die.
Then a small voice whispered, "Peace, be still,"
And the winds and the waves obeyed His will.
 
Father, thou hast heard and answered my call,
Thou master of the seas, thou ruler of all;
Thou never wilt forsake thy trusting child,
Though dark is the night and the waters wild.
Then a small voice whispered, "Peace, be still,"
And the winds and the waves obeyed His will.

__Hulda Fetzer.

Poems
Hulda Fetzer
(Independence, KS: ___. 1906)
Page 70

 
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