Dinah Maria Mulock Craik

(20 April 1826 - 12 October 1887 / Stoke-on-Trent / England)

Dinah Maria Mulock Craik Poems

121. A Valentine 4/13/2010
122. A Hymn For Christmas Morning 4/13/2010
123. A Dead Baby 4/13/2010
124. A Fable 4/13/2010
125. A Christmas Carol 4/13/2010
126. A Spirit Present 4/13/2010
127. North Wind 4/13/2010
128. A Rejected Lover 4/13/2010
129. A Living Picture 4/13/2010
130. A Ghost At The Dancing 4/13/2010
131. A Dream Of Death 4/13/2010
132. A Sketch 4/13/2010
133. Green Things Growing 4/13/2010
134. A Psalm For New Year’s Eve 4/13/2010
135. A German Student’s Funeral Hymn 4/13/2010
136. A Child’s Smile 4/13/2010
137. A Lancashire Doxology 1/1/2004
138. Only A Woman 1/1/2004
139. A Marriage-Table 4/13/2010
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A Marriage-Table

THERE was a marriage-table where One sate,
Haply, unnoticed, till they craved His aid:
Thenceforward does it seem that He has made
All virtuous marriage-tables consecrate:
And so, at this, where without pomp or state
We sit, and only say, or mute, are fain
To wish the simple words 'God bless these twain!'
I think that He who 'in the midst' doth wait
Oft-times, would not abjure our prayerful cheer,
But, as at Cana, list with gracious ear
To us, beseeching, that the Love divine
May ever at their household table sit,
Make all His servants who ...

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A Lancashire Doxology

"PRAISE God from whom all blessings flow."
Praise Him who sendeth joy and woe.
The Lord who takes, -- the Lord who gives, --
O praise Him, all that dies, and lives.
He opens and He shuts his hand,
But why, we cannot understand:
Pours and dries up his mercies' flood,
And yet is still All-perfect Good.
We fathom not the mighty plan,

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