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Bernard Carman United States (6/28/2006 6:50:00 PM)

I don't recall the poet's name. The title is, 'Journey by Night - a Blind man's Prayer'. Each verse ends with the words, 'look down on us gently who journey by night'. Thanks for any help! ! !

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  • Paula Slaughter (10/18/2006 7:20:00 PM) Post reply

    The author is Alfred Noyes (best known for 'The Highwayman') . I have the poem memorized, but have not found any internet sources for it yet. I found it years ago in a high school literature text book. This is from memory, but I am sure of the text:

    Thou who never canst err, for Thyself art the Way;
    Thou whose infinite kingdom is flooded with day;
    Thou whose eyes behold all, for Thyself art the light,
    Look down on us gently who journey by night.

    By the pity revealed in Thy loneliest hour,
    Forsaken, self-bound, and self-emptied of power;
    Thou who, even in death, hadst all heaven in sight,
    Look down on us gently who journey by night.

    On the road to Emmaus they thought Thou wast dead,
    Yet they saw Thee and knew in the breaking of bread
    Though the day was far spent, in Thy face there was light.
    Look down on us gently who journey by night.

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