Paul Laurence Dunbar

(1872-1906 / Ohio / United States)

A Prayer - Poem by Paul Laurence Dunbar

O LORD, the hard-won miles
Have worn my stumbling feet:
Oh, soothe me with thy smiles,
And make my life complete.

The thorns were thick and keen
Where'er I trembling trod;
The way was long between
My wounded feet and God.

Where healing waters flow
Do thou my footsteps lead.
My heart is aching so;
Thy gracious balm I need


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Poem Submitted: Friday, April 2, 2010



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