Henry Timrod (8 December 1828 - 7 October 1867 / Charleston, South Carolina)
Hymn - A Sacred Concert
Faint falls the gentle voice of prayer
In the wild sounds that fill the air,
Yet, Lord, we know that voice is heard,
Not less than if Thy throne it stirred.
Thine ear, thou tender One, is caught,
If we but bend the knee in thought;
No choral song that shakes the sky
Floats farther than the Christian's sigh.
Not all the darkness of the land
Can hide the lifted eye and hand;
Nor need the clanging conflict cease,
To make Thee hear our cries for peace.
Henry Timrod's Other Poems
- 1866 -- Addressed To The Old Year
- A Bouquet
- A Common Thought
- A Cry to Arms
- A Dedication - To K.S.G.
- A Mother Gazes Upon Her Daughter
- A Mother's Wail
- A Prize Poem
- A Rhapsody Of A Southern Winter Night
- A Summer Shower
- A Trifle
- A Vision of Poesy - Part 01
- A Vision of Poesy - Part 02
- A Year's Courtship
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