James Weldon Johnson

(1871-1938 / Florida/United States)

Poems of James Weldon Johnson

21. Girl of Fifteen 4/2/2010
22. Go Down, Death 1/20/2003
23. Her Eyes Twin Pools 4/2/2010
24. I Hear The Stars Still Singing 4/2/2010
25. July In Georgy 4/2/2010
26. Lazy 4/2/2010
27. Life 4/2/2010
28. Lift Every Voice and Sing 1/20/2003
29. Listen, Lord: A Prayer 1/20/2003
30. Ma Lady's Lips Am Like De Honey 4/2/2010
31. Morning, Noon and Night 4/2/2010
32. Mother Night 4/2/2010
33. Nobody's Lookin' But De Owl An' De Moon 4/2/2010
34. O Black And Unknown Bards 4/2/2010
35. O Southland! 4/2/2010
36. Omar 4/2/2010
37. Possum Song 4/2/2010
38. Prayer At Sunrise 4/2/2010
39. Sence You Went Away 4/2/2010
40. Sleep 4/2/2010

Listen, Lord: A Prayer

O Lord, we come this morning
Knee-bowed and body-bent
Before Thy throne of grace.
O Lord--this morning--
Bow our hearts beneath our knees,
And our knees in some lonesome valley.
We come this morning--
Like empty pitchers to a full fountain,
With no merits of our own.

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